Paris St Germain's Cavani reacts after he scored against Olympique Lyon during their French Ligue 1 soccer
Paris St Germain's Cavani reacts after he scored against Olympique Lyon during their French Ligue 1 soccer - Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal have received the clearest signal that they will be able to sign Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Edison Cavani. PSG coach Laurent Blanc admitted that the Uruguayan striker could leave the club in the January transfer window.

Cavani has been linked with Arsenal since last summer. The Uruguayan striker has had his attitude questioned by Blanc after the frontman publicly demanded Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s replacement as the PSG striker.

“There is a problem with Cavani’s behaviour but my job is to think of the entire squad as a collective. I believe that he can score here but I understand if he wants to consider other career opportunities.” Blanc said, as reported by The Telegraph.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has been on the lookout for a star striker and would be interested to bolster his attacking line-up since there is no sign of a return for Danny Welbeck.

EPL giants Manchester United and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in capturing Cavani.

The 28-year-old Cavani has featured in 72 games for the Uruguay national team. He also has 28 goals to his name in the national colours.

Cavani is a lethal striker in front of goal which is highlighted by his 10 goals this season in 16 appearances in French Ligue 1. He has also created 11 chances for PSG, as per

Meanwhile, Arsenal are also interested in signing the Nigerian midfield pair of Samuel Chukwueze and Kelechi Nwakali. Chukwueze and Nwakali featured in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year. They have attracted interest from top European clubs including Manchester City.

Nwakali was named as the player of the tournament while the 16-year-old Chukwueze dazzled with a number of impressive performances.

The only stumbling block for the duo’s transfer to the Gunners would be the availability of work permit in the United Kingdom (UK).

Finally, Arsenal received a huge blow when they were told that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not be joining them for any price.

“I can rule out transfer of any of our top performers now. That’s definitely not on our agenda.” Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Dortmund said.