Arsenal has been handed a transfer blow after Arsenal transfer target signed a new deal at Boca Juniors.
The Argentine giants were keen to increase Pavon’s release clause, which will now be worth around £37.5m.
Barcelona were also interested in the player who featured at the 2018 World Cup for his country.
Christian Pavon’s agent, Fernando Hidalgo said last week
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“There is still nothing official from Arsenal,” he told Radio La Red earlier in the month. “Pavon informed Boca’s hierarchy about his desire to stay and play in the Copa Libertadores.”
Whether Emery and Mislintat are able to secure the signing of Pavon or another winger before deadline day remains to be seen, but the Gunners did welcome their fifth signing of the summer on Wednesday.
French youngster Matteo Guendouzi completed a £7m move from Ligue 2 side Lorient and has been allocated the No.29 shirt ahead of the new season.