Cristian Pavon

Cristian Pavon has been linked with Arsenal this summer

The Boca Juniors attacker stood out in what was a poor Argentina side during their brief stint in the tournament this summer.

Pavon found himself in Jorge Sampaoli’s side ahead of the likes of Paulo Dybala and Sergio Aguero at times.

And his performances have since attracted interest from Arsenal and Barcelona.

But according to AS, both clubs will now have to pay more if they want to land Cristian Pavon this summer.

Boca have decided to offer the 22-year-old a new deal to keep him at La Bombonera.

Cristian Pavon

Cristian Pavon and Lionel Messi played together at the World Cup

And the contract offer will include a minimum release clause of €42.5m (£37.5m).

Barcelona hero Lionel Messi played alongside Pavon at the World Cup,

And the Argentinian clearly would like to see the youngster join him at the Nou Camp.

“I’ve found a new partner in Pavon,” Messi said earlier this year.

“He’s a really good player.

“He’s very quick and is different to what we have in the squad.”

Arsenal have already added five players to their squad this summer.

And Unai Emery is likely to add more new arrivals before next month’s transfer deadline.

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