According to reports in The Express, Arsenal are rumoured to be lining up an audacious swoop to sign two Paris-Saint Germain stars.
Speculation has been running rampant all summer that the Gunners will finally make a move to sign Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, but it is believed that Los Blancos are eager to keep him within the ranks.
At 27, he’s reaching the peak years of his career and even though every player has their price his departure would leave Madrid without a recognised striker with La Liga set to return this weekend.
If a deal for Benzema does fall through, which seems likely at this point in time, Arsenal will be expected to make an approach for another striker instead.
We’ve previously reported on our apparently interested in Edinson Cavani. The 28-year-old Uruguayan scored 31 goals in 52 appearances last campaign, and although he’s proven his quality in both the Champions League and domestically, he’s been under the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic since his big-money move to Paris in the summer of 2013.
Because of this, coupled with the fact he’s been constantly playing out on the wing as opposed to a more central role, he has not been scoring as many goals as he’d like to.
At Napoli, he was a force to be reckoned with. At Paris-Saint Germain, not so much. He looks isolated at times, and relations between himself and manager Laurent Blanc have been frosty to say the least.
That being said, the Ligue 1 champions would be unlikely to do any business if they were losing money from the sale itself; considering they spent £40m to lure him away from the Serie A club initially.
However, now another player has been added into the equation Adrien Rabiot. The 20-year-old midfielder, who can play as a CDM as well as a CAM, has been linked with a move to north London for a year now.
His worth is valued at around £7m, but considering his age and the potential he possesses, you’d expect Les Parisens would be holding out for £15m.
Whether we’d pay that sort of money, remains to be seen.