Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has abandoned his pursuit of Karim Benzema to turn his attention to Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani.
With only a few weeks left before the end of the transfer window, the Frenchman is desperate to add a world-class striker to his squad.
Olivier Giroud scored another brilliant goal for the Gunners against Crystal Palace on Sunday but the 28-year-old is not enough if the North Londoners are to fight for the Premier League and the Champions League.
According to reports in Italy, a £35m offer will be made to secure the services of Cavani.
The bad news for Arsenal is that coach Laurent Blanc is determined to keep the Uruguay international at the club.