Arsenal consider making £35.5m bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward as Karim Benzema deal drags on

Arsenal’s frustrations as they attempt to bring Karim Benzema to the Emirates have seen them switch their attention to Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, the Metro report.

The Gunners have been chasing the Frenchman for most of the summer, but the Metro report that they have now decided to consider other options as Real Madrid hold out for £45m for the 27-year-old.

Cavani has moved straight to the top of their wishlist, the Metro claim, and their interest is set to materialise into a £35.5m bid.

The Uruguayan may welcome a move to the Premier League as it may allow him the opportunity to play down the centre, something that he has often been unable to do for Laurent Blanc’s side due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

And he would represent the kind of forward that is likely to appease Gunners fans after a disappointing start to their new season. He has the power to play up top alone, and backs it up with a fantastic goalscoring record.

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