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Arsenal lead the race for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but face comeptition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool for the Uruguayan forward.
Cavani, who is rated at around £55m, remains unhappy in the French capital – according to reports in the Daily Star – with the Gunners leading the race to sign the player, who is frustrated at playing second fiddle to Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 27-year-old started Tuesday night’s 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona in Ibrahimovic’s absence, but former PSG goalkeeper Jerome Alonso believes the striker feels “sad” at the Ligue 1 champions.
Writing in French paper Le Parisien, the ex-player said: “We no longer recognize Cavani. He looks sad, his eyes no longer sparkle. With Cavani before, Paris can score a fourth goal late in the game. But his game is stereotyped.”
Meanwhile Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who watched current first choice centre forward Danny Welbeck score a sparkling hat-trick against Galatasaray on Wednesday, has expressed his appreciation of the former Napoli striker.
“I love him as a player,” he said on TF1. “I love the Matador’s attitude on the field. But I think he’s playing a little with the brake pulled up. “I think at PSG is he not able to give his best, perhaps because of the presence of Ibrahimovic. He is able to influence at all levels in a team and there is little room for an attacker around him.”
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