Another transfer target for Arsenal is reportedly slipping away again. The story is set to repeat itself again, which has been the case many times this season for Arsenal. Portuguese daily, O Jogo, has reported that Paris Saint-Germain are going to make a bid for reported Arsenal target, Benfica winger, Eduardo Salvio. The newspaper reported, ‘(An) offer has come to light and PSG entered the race for hiring the Argentinean winger. Salvio is in the sights of several powerful European clubs and the auction for his employment has already reached 32 million Euros.’
It had reported last week that Arsenal were looking at bringing Salvio in, since they have a shortage of wingers, as Gervinho’s move to AS Roma is being finalised. Arsenal were reported to be preparing a £30 million bid, but no formal offer has been made by the North London. Also, once PSG set their eyes on a player, very few clubs can beat them to the signature of that, due to their mighty financial clout which Arsenal, even with their improved finances, will not be able to compete with.
Furthermore, Arsenal have a cheaper option in Bernard, but that door seems to be closing too. Bernard; who was sent off in his last game against Atletico Paranaense, a second yellow card for celebrating by removing his shirt, after scoring in the 80th minute; is close to join FC Porto, after his compatriot Hulk advised him to do so. Atletico Mineiro have accepted a bid from Shakhtar Donetsk too, but Bernard is unwilling to move to Ukraine, since it might kill off his chances of going to the 2014 World Cup, since Willian and Fernandinho have lost their place in the Brazilian nation team, after moving to Ukraine.