Arsenal set to pay £27m buyout clause to sign Cristian Pavon as Alexis Sanchez’s replacement

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Cristian Pavon. (Getty Images)

Arsenal are ready to sign Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon, according to reports in Argentina.

The Gunners are in the market to replace Alexis Sanchez, who has already reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester City.

Arsenal and City have yet to agree a fee for the Chilean and although the Gunners are holding out for a £40 million transfer fee, it’s expected that a deal will be completed before the January deadline.

According to TyC Sports, Arsenal have identified Pavon as Sanchez’s replacement and are ready to pay the 21-year-old’s $37 million (£27m) release clause.

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