All terms agreed: Cristian Pavon is a Gunner

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Cristian Pavon’s agent has claimed that Arsenal are yet to make an offer for the forward and stressed that his client is keen to stay on at Boca Juniors. The 22-year-old scored six goals in 26 league appearances for Boca last season and was selected in Argentina’s squad for the World Cup, making one start for Jorge Sampaoli’s side before their elimination. Unai Emery is determined to bring attacking reinforcements to the Emirates this summer and Pavon is understood to have emerged as one of the Gunners’ top targets. Reports suggest that Arsenal made a £27million offer for Pavon in January and the north London club remain interested in the youngster.

However, asked about Arsenal’s pursuit of Pavon, his agent, Fernando Hidalgo, told Radio La Red: ‘There is still nothing official from Arsenal. ‘Pavon informed Boca’s hierarchy about his desire to stay and play in the Copa Libertadores.’

Back in January, Boca president Daniel Angelici claimed that Pavon would have the ‘last word’ on whether he leaves the club. ‘For the moment, we have not received any proposal, formally or informally,’ Angelici said. ‘But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract. I am not going to cut off his career, but we made him a nice contract so that he would be comfortable.






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