The Corriere Dello Sport are reporting that Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani wants to join Manchester City, while the Premier League club are only interested in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
The French newspaper Le Parisien said at the beginning of the month that PSG were lining up a bid for the Chilean international in order to replace Cavani, but it seems their plans could be scuppered by the intentions of both the Uruguayan and City.
Sanchez was looking poised to join Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer with a £60m fee reportedly agreed in principle, but the Gunners’ failure to land a replacement meant the deal collapsed on deadline day in August.
Reports have suggested that City could make a much reduced £20m bid in January for Sanchez, and it will be up to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to decide whether the club should cash in on the 28 year old with his contract expiring in the summer.
The apparent lack of talks over a new deal for Sanchez indicates a sale may happen, as Wenger has suggested, but the Cavani situation could complicate things if PSG want to enter the bidding. The French club would no doubt be Arsenal’s preferred destination for the player if they had to sell.