Lazio’s Cavanda has publicly spoken about the north Londoners.
With Bacary Sagna expected to leave Arsenal this summer, the club have identified Lazio right-back Luis Pedro Cavanda as a replacement.
The 23-year-old has been impressing at the Stadio Olimpico since breaking into the first team back in 2010 and has also enjoyed successful spells with Torino and Bari.
Yet with the Gunners closing in, Cavanda has spoken out concerning a move to the Premier League and insists he does not want to discuss the matter publicly.
“Arsenal want me? These things are for my agent. I do not want to talk about it,” the defender was quoted by Inside Futbol.
The Angolan-born full-back is hoping to break into the Belgium squad for the 2014 World Cup and earn his first senior caps for the nation – having represented the country at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21s level.
Clearly though whilst they may dominate Cavanda’s thoughts leading up to the tournament in Brazil, after that the decision could be whether to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium or not.
This is because manager Arsene Wenger is on the search for recruitment on the right side of defence as negotiations between the club and Sagna have gone nowhere so far.
There are disagreements over both how much the France international should be paid and the length of his contract, meaning the 31-year-old could well leave north London when his current deal expires at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
Toulouse youngster Serge Aurier is also a target for Wenger.
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