Better than Sanchez: Argentina’s Cristian Pavon’s close to Arsenal deal

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Arsenal are set to meet Cristian Pavon’s £27m release clause as Arsene Wenger lines-up the Argentinean international as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to a report in Football London.

Sanchez is out-of-contract at the end of the season and is being strongly tipped to join Manchester City this month after failing to push through a transfer on deadline day in the summer.

The Chilean international’s exit would leave a huge void needing to be filled in the squad and we’ve been linked with a number of players in recent months including the likes of Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez.

However, it looks like Wenger may have a surprise target in mind as recent reports have suggested the boss has lined-up Boca Juniors attacker Cristian Pavon as the man he wants to replace Sanchez.

It looks like we’re now ready to formalise our interest as Football London are citing a report from TyC Sports that claims Arsenal are set to meet his £27m release clause in the coming hours.

Wenger was initially prepared to wait until the summer to sign Pavon but the Argentinean outlet suggests that the boss is hoping to get the deal agreed now as he fears interest in the 21-year-old will sore if he impresses at the World Cup.


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