Arsenal – Edinson Cavani deal getting closer?

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Arsenal fans have been desperate for Arsene Wenger to secure the signature of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani for a number of months. The Gunners have been handed boost now as the Daily Express report PSG have left him out of their training camp this winter.

6ft 2in forward Cavani began his career at Danubio in his native Uruguay. Cavani was given his European chance with Palermo in 2007. He netted 34 times in 109 league matches in Italy before being purchased by Napoli in July 2010 for an eventual total of €17m. His Napoli career propelled Cavani to world renown with 78 Serie A goals in 104 games, earning him a mega money move worth €64.5m to PSG in July 2013.

At PSG, Cavani has had a mixed time of it, finding himself behind Swedish maverick Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the pecking order. He netted 16 goals in 30 matches last season as PSG lifted the title but having being thrown to the wing on occasions this time out it seems Cavani is ready to leave France.

The 69 capped Uruguayan has scored 24 goals for his country and is thought to be interested in a move to the Premier League. The questions remains though if Arsenal can attract him and whether they will fork out the required £50m to complete the transfer. With PSG deciding to leave him in Paris instead of taking him to their training camp, there is certainly more legs in this rumour than before.

Arsenal fans, would Edinson Cavani be one of the best things Arsene Wenger could do for you?