Arsenal transfer news: Gunners linked with moves for Edinson Cavani, Sami Khedira and Marco Reus - reports

Gunners linked with audacious bids for world stars - reports

Arsenal have been linked with a spectacular, if unlikely, swoop for a trio of stars before the transfer window closes on 1 September.

Arsene Wenger, who has admitted he is in the market for a centre-back with Per Mertesacker still not 100 per cent fit, is being linked with audacious bids for PSG striker Edinson Cavani, Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

Arsenal have been reported in various media outlets to have made a huge £51m bid for Cavani, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. Edinson Cavani

Last week, Cavani's agent Claudi Anelluci said that both Arsenal and Liverpool were chasing the Uruguayan, who scored 25 goals in Paris last season but is believed to be unhappy at playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

However, French newspaper L'Equipe say the club are categorically refusing to consider his exit this summer.

Video: Daily transfer news

Khedira has been an ongoing saga this summer, with Arsenal continually linked to the German World Cup star.

Spanish daily Marca say Real Madrid are desperate to sell the midfielder, whose wage demands have been a sticking point all summer. The paper say Real could force him to lower his asking price by leaving him out of their La Liga and Champions League squads.

Sami Khedira with Mesut Ozil Sami Khedira Marco Reus is another German who has been continually linked with a move to north London. However, with Atletico Madrid making a bid for the winger, according to reports in Spain, Arsenal are said to have stepped up their interest.

Reus missed the World Cup because of injury but he is one of Germany's brightest young stars and scored 23 goals for Dortmund last season. Marco Reus is unsettled at Borussia Dortmund Marco Reus

With almost £60m already spent by Wenger this summer, and the arrival of another defender likely, one of these may arrive but it is perhaps best to take reports that state all three are heading to Arsenal with a pinch of salt.

Suggested Topics
peopleFrankie Boyle responds to referendum result in characteristically offensive style
Lewis Hamilton will start the Singapore Grand Prix from pole, with Nico Rosberg second and Daniel Ricciardo third
F1... for floodlit Singapore Grand Prix
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvHe is only remaining member of original cast
Arts and Entertainment
tvHighs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Fans hold up a scarf at West Ham vs Liverpool
footballAfter Arsenal's clear victory, focus turns to West Ham vs Liverpool
New Articles
i100... she's just started school
New Articles
Life and Style
Couples have been having sex less in 2014, according to a new survey
Arts and Entertainment
musicBiographer Hunter Davies has collected nearly a hundred original manuscripts
New Articles
i100... despite rising prices
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam