With Arsenal fans still smarting after the close of the transfer window, the ‘news’ that they turned down Edinson Cavani will not help matters.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Gunners refused to pay the £50m requested for PSG’s striker because the player, at 28, has no resale value.
Of course, it’s easy to fly straight into a rage at this story but it’s worth noting that it all comes from the same paper (and journalist) that claimed Galatasaray were going to try and sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain AFTER the Turkish window had already shut.
It’s easy to claim that Arsenal balked at a large transfer fee, Arsene Wenger does, after all, have form in this area, but if I had to choose between believing the BBC or what John Cross claims, then there’s only ever going to be one winner in my book.
The BBC, an eminently more reliable institution, stated early on Tuesday, that PSG had informed them that they would not be selling any players making you wonder if you’re not exactly getting the entire truth from the Mirror and getting just the ramblings of a journalist trying to sell a story.