The agent of Cristian Pavon has denied that Arsenal have been in contact with him about signing the Argentinian international from Boca Juniors.
Reports have suggested that the Gunners are lining up an offer of €37million to trigger the 21 year old’s release clause, but talking to TyC Sports in Argentina, Fernando Hidalgo has said no one from Arsenal has held talks with him:
“Nobody from Arsenal has spoken with me, not even close to the club. The only thing I received were calls [from] agents and businessmen who are interested in purchasing rights, but I told them that in case they have a formal offer, they should talk to Boca.”
Yesterday, Boca Juniors’ president also refuted claims that a bid had been made by the Gunners. Daniel Angelici said that they would only allow the winger to leave if a team matches his buyout clause; something that hasn’t happened yet.
Pavon only signed a new five year contract back in August, but has begun the season in good form for Boca, having scored three goals and contributed six assists in his first 12 league games this campaign.
His performances were noticed by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli who gave him his first senior cap in a friendly against Russia back in November.