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Reports: David Luiz to Barcelona, Edinson Cavani to Arsenal

May 5, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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A twin pair of juicy transfer “reports” hit the web on Monday, with a high-flying striker slated for the Premier League while one of its best defensive players would be headed to La Liga’s legendary Blaugranas.

Our friends at Soccerly have the former report, as Arsenal would apparently be willing to drop $90 million to pry Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani away from Paris Saint-Germain.

It would actually not qualify as a profit for the French club, as Cavani joined the French club for around $92 million last year. His goal total is down from 38 to 25 since moving from Napoli, but Cavani has been forced away from his primary choice, central striker, in favor of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Wenger hasn’t been shy of praising Cavani. From Soccerly:

The Arsenal boss has already talked of his admiration of Cavani back in January when he told the Guardian newspaper: “Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? That’s for sure. Nobody would deny that. [But] our banker lives just next to me at the moment and he is ready if we find the right player.”

Meanwhile, according to Agencia, Chelsea hybrid defender David Luiz could be bringing his talent to the Camp Nou. The reports claim the Brazilian has agreed to a five-year deal that would come with a post-World Cup transfer fee worth approximately $35 million.

  1. simple chelsea f.c. - May 6, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    I think that every single Chelsea player who is not giving 110% and is not happy with situation in the club or with manager should be given chance to go for a right price.

  2. suckittrebek76 - May 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    One of the many, yet positive, differences between American and European sports is the “tampering” that apparently goes on in the leagues in Europe. In America, no one will even utter another player from another team. In Europe, it seems to be a matter of pratice

  3. miamibrasil2014 - May 6, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    That’s what happens when you put a defensive player to play mid field. He’s a center back not a central defensive mid. The only player slacking was hazard who allowed two goals and didn’t play defense.

    • gra42 - May 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM


  4. ausoleil - May 7, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    There have been reports for a couple of weeks that Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal are interested in Cavani as well, so I would not be so fast to put him in an Arsenal shirt.

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