Arsenal looking to swoop for Cavani and Zaha before end of January
Just a fortnight remains before the January transfer window slams shut and there is still plenty of business to be conducted, with Arsenal supporters hoping that their squad will be bolstered ahead of a scrap for fourth place in the Premier League.
January 17th, 2013
Wilfried Zaha has clearly attracted the interest of Arsene Wenger despite fierce competition from Manchester United, while the Gunners manager also appears keen on Edinson Cavani who appears to be unsettled at Napoli.
Wenger said: “Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? That’s for sure. Nobody would deny that. [But] our banker lives just next to me at the moment and he is ready if we find the right player.”
On Zaha, he said: “We are looking at him, but at the moment we have not made any bid for him. I don’t know if Manchester United are in for him. Anyway, if you call any club for any player, they will tell you Man Utd, Milan, Real Madrid are as well in for him, but it is always difficult to know if it is true or not.”
Even so, United chief executive David Gill revealed earlier in the week that Zaha was a player that interested the Premier League leaders who swooped to land Robin van Persie last summer much to the consternation of Arsenal supporters.
It appears that Theo Walcott will be remaining at the Emirates Stadium after Wenger revealed he is “99% certain” that the winger will sign a new contract.
“I was scared at some stage, yes, that he could leave because it is like that with the experience I have in negotiations,” Wenger said. “When things last too long, it is never a good sign. In this case, it took us some time to get where we want to get. It is still not finalised, but hopefully it will be done by this weekend. There is a possibility. My optimism is at 99% now.”