May 5, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
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.
- Los Angeles officially given new MLS team; Magic Johnson, Vincent Tan among investors 4
- PST Extra: Getting you ready for The Manchester Derby (video) 0
- European clubs propose later domestic Cup finals, April-May World Cup in 2022 4
- Rumors know no window: Liverpool after Reus, Manchester United wants Draxler 2
- VIDEO: Hugely-controversial call sees FC Dallas past Vancouver in playoffs. Your vote? 12
- Timbers’ Steve Zakuani announces retirement from professional soccer 3