Arsenal-linked Edinson Cavani too pricey for Juventus, Marotta admits

The Uruguayan has been linked with a move away from PSG, but the Turin giants cannot afford him at the moment.

With Olivier Giroud being slated by the Arsenal fans following a poor performance in the 3-1 home defeat to Monaco in midweek, it is evident that the Gunners could use a proven goalscorer in their ranks.

The North London club have been consistently linked with a move for Edinson Cavani - by the Express, among others - a man who has been forced to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Paris Saint-Germain.

With the Uruguayan usually operating from a wide position in Laurent Blanc’s 4-3-3 formation and having disciplinary issues since his move to the French capital, talk of a potential move to England is seemingly incessant.

Although Arsenal would surely face competition for Cavani’s signature in the summer if they launch a bid for him, one major competitor has been ruled out.

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has admitted that although the Bianconeri would welcome the South American attacker in Turin, they are not in a position to afford the striker.

“Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani? He's an excellent player, he went there from Napoli with an incredible price-tag,” Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It's obvious that many teams would want him. Juventus would like an operation of that kind, but for now it's fantasy football.”

Arsene Wenger has been sensible in his approach in the transfer market over the years and the North London club are starting to see the benefits of moving to the Emirates Stadium with profits increasing.

With huge sums of money shelled out to bring the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to the club, it appears that Cavani could also be within reach.

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