Boca Juniors respond to Arsenal transfer link with Pavon - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/01/2018

The president of Boca Juniors Daniel Angelici has opened up on the speculation linking their player Cristian Pavon to a Premier League move with Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Gunners are reportedly ready to trigger Pavon’s £27million release clause and are keen to get a deal over the line quickly. However, when asked about the rumours, Angelici played down contact from Wenger's people while also reiterating the club's resolve to respect the player's wish should an offer come in.

Arsenal launch £27m bid for Sanchez replacement

"For the moment, we have not received any proposal, formally or informally.

"But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract. I am not going to cut off his career, but we made him a nice contract so that he would be comfortable.

"We put a release clause in the contract just in case clubs like this appear. It’s then the player who has the last word.

"He looks fine to me, very focused on 2018 with Boca Juniors. ‘We always help him with his future, but I trust Pavon will be with us for 2018." Angelici as quoted in The Metro

Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for attacking reinforcements at the Emirates, with Alexis Sanchez set for a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City and it is believed Wenger sees the Brazilian as a perfect replacement for the outgoing Chilean.