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Arsenal are ready to complete a triple swoop for Caglay Soyuncu, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bernd Leno that will set us back around £75m, according to the Sun
We are yet to announce who will be replacing Arsene Wenger as manager but head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is still pressing ahead the clubs summer transfer business.
Tightening up our leaky defence is a priority as we shipped a whopping 51 goals in the Premier League last season – 69 in all competitions – so big changes are needed at the back.
Per Mertesacker has retired, Laurent Koscielny is facing six months on the sidelines following Achilles surgery and Shkodran Mustafi is being tipped for a move after failing to impress since joining the club two years ago.
That means we need to bring in two new central defenders this summer and the Sun claims we’re closing-in on deals to sign Soyuncu and Papastathopoulos.
Soyuncu has starred for Freiburg over the past two seasons and is now an established member of the Turkish national team which has led to interest from several European clubs.
However, the Sun says Arsenal have won the race for the 21-year-old’s signature and are expected to wrap-up a deal worth around £35m for Soyuncu over the coming weeks.