Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks all set to land Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain with the French club resigned to losing the striker.
Cavani has been linked with a move to the English Premier League for a while now, with those transfer rumours never quite vanishing despite his big-money move to PSG.
The former Napoli striker has never been happy at the French club, owing to the main man status of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and a move away from Paris has been in the offing for a while.
Wenger has offered £50 million for Cavani, according to the Daily Express, and PSG are all set to accept the offer with the move likely to go ahead in the summer transfer window.
The report, which cites sources from Spain, suggests PSG are willing to let Cavani leave for the big fee in order to generate some funds to strengthen their side in different areas, as they are unable to spend money heavily without balancing the books due to Financial Fair Play.
Wenger was asked about the Cavani to Arsenal transfer rumours after the club's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, and the manager dismissed the speculations as just that.
"I don't give any importance to rumours," said Wenger. "There was a rumour two days ago in France that I offered £62 million for Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain.
"Everyday there is a different rumour so I don't give importance to that."
Arsenal do not necessarily need a striker at the moment, with Wenger's concerns centred on a defensive midfielder and centre-back. However, bringing in Cavani will just add that extra bit of quality to the squad while again emphasising Arsenal's return to the big-spending leagues, and a move for Cavani, who Wenger is a big admirer of, can never bee entirely ruled out.
With Olivier Giroud, who has been linked before in a swap deal involving Cavani, not exactly endearing himself to Wenger with a stupid red card, which put Arsenal under unnecessary pressure against QPR and also left the Premier League side without their main striker for the next three games, maybe the manager might just decide to pull the trigger on Cavani -- just don't hold your breath, though.