Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.
Rivals Manchester United have joined the Gunners in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.
With his contract set to expire in June, Arsenal have been monitoring the striker with a view of possibly acquiring him on a free in the summer.
Tribal football reports that the Red Devils had Emissaries on Friday in the French capital city to convince the Argentinian striker to join their club in this January’s transfer window. The paper further claims PSG are looking to offload the forward now rather than lose him on a free in the summer and have set an asking price of about €8 million.
The versatile Lavezzi who can operate both as a wide forward and through the middle has seen very little game time thus far this season following the summer arrival of international teammate Angel Di Maria to form a mouthwatering attacking trio with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani.
The player is understood to be pushing for a move away from the Parc des Princes. It was previously understood that the former Napoli striker was seeking a move back to a club in Italy but there is no denying that a club of United’s stature could tempt him to England.