Edinson Cavani PSG
Edinson Cavani is set for a summer exit from PSGReuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might have that smile back on his face again after the latest reports came out saying Edinson Cavani will leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Cavani to Arsenal has been a widely reported story, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also linked with a potential move for the lethal marksman.

However, with PSG remaining adamant over not selling Cavani last summer, a transfer looked unlikely, only for that chance to open up again after the striker was left out of the club's winter training camp in Morocco.

That led to reports suggesting Arsenal are closing in on a £50 million move for the former Napoli striker, even if Wenger really does not need another attacking force at the moment.

After all, £50 million is not something that you can just throw around in a whim, and with Arsenal desperately needing a central defender and a midfielder, that £50 million could certainly be used to sign players like a William Carvalho, Morgan Schneiderlin or a Mats Hummels.

But then, a player like Cavani does not become available easily, and there is little doubt that the Uruguayan will add goals and that extra bit of cutting edge which Arsenal have lacked this season.

While the defence has leaked too many goals – owing largely to injuries – Arsenal have also failed to answer back often enough with goals of their own, and Cavani will certainly provide Wenger with an answer in that department.

There were suggestions the Uruguay international could move to the Emirates in the January transfer window, but according to Uruguayan journalist Valentin Fletcher, Cavani will leave PSG, but only at the end of the season.

"For the time being, Cavani will not leave PSG until the end of the season, as his agent confirmed," Fletcher was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

"The winter camp? Like [Ezequiel] Lavezzi, he was given permission to miss it by the club. He wants to win the Champions League with PSG [this season].

"His future? This winter he will remain in Paris, but at the end of the season there is a strong chance he will go somewhere else, in particular to England or Spain."

Cavani to Arsenal is the kind of transfer that a lot of Gooners dream of, but even the most we-want-that-kind-of-striker-desperately Gooner out there will know the dangers of signing another striker at the expense of a quality centre-back and defensive midfielder.

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