Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is expected to meet with representatives of two Ligue 1 stars in France this week as he continues his pursuit of new talent strikers this summer according to the Daily Star.
Wenger has already spent about £30m on the signing of Switzerland international midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsene recently confirmed that he’s planning to bring in a couple more players over the coming weeks.
The Arsenal nos Wrsene Wenger was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:
“We’ve already bought one player – Granit Xhaka – from Monchengladbach, because we’ve lost three players.
“So we’ve bought one midfielder and we’re still in the market to buy one or two more players.”
It looks like Wenger is now stepping up his efforts to make his second signing of the summer as the Daily Star are claiming that the boss is due to hold meetings with the agents of a number of transfer targets in France this week.
It’s widely thought that a new striker is a priority after the clubs failed attempt to land England international striker Jamie Vardy as the striker decided to stay with Leicester City and sign a new contract.
Despite several players been linked in the media to the club, the Mirror as claiming that one of the players Arsenal are after is Alexandre Lacazette, with Arsene Wenger understood to be meeting his agent, David Venditelli, this week.
The French striker, Lacazette scored 23 goals for French club Lyon last season and has been tracked by top clubs such as West Ham, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal while the Star claim the player might cost the Gunners in the region of £45m.
Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has emerged as a target, to potentially replace Theo Walcott, who’s being tipped to leave the club this summer.
According to Guardian journalist Ed Aarons claimed on Twitter, Arsenal are set to hold talks with the Moroccan international’s agent this week to discuss a move to Arsenal but Premier League rivals Chelsea and Southampton are also in the running.
This looks like an important week for Wenger as he tries to thrash out deals for Lacazette and Boufal.