Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger discusses Edinson Cavani transfer rumour

The Arsenal boss has told fans to ignore the rumour mill for now.

The winter Transfer Window is about to open and that has seen the silly season begin once again. Plenty of rumours are now doing the rounds which are swiftly being denied either by the interested parties or anybody with a basic sense of football knowledge.

At the moment, one such rumour is that of Arsenal being linked to the signature of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has long found himself linked with a move to the Premier League and Arsene Wenger has mentioned his fondness of the PSG player in the past, so the rumour has a very soft basis.

Now he has addressed those rumours.

Yesterday Wenger was asked about rumours circulating around his German international forward Lukas Podolski. He has been linked with the likes of Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in the past couple of weeks.

And Wenger responded:

"I don't give any importance to rumours. There was a rumour two days ago in France that I offered £62 million for Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain. Everyday there is a different rumour so I don't give importance to that. In every big club you have some players who don't play and they are not happy. If you find players who are happy when they don't play you have a problem."

Arsenal probably don't need a new striker, with Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez all at his disposal - as well as Podolski.

So for now it seems Wenger is simply telling Arsenal fans that the rumours should be ignored, until things are more concrete.

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