The transfer window has been kicked wide open following the end of the Arsenal season and as usual a lot of players have been linked with a move to the Emirates as well as several other Arsenal stars being linked with a move out of the Emirates.
After winning the 2013/2014 FA Cup title, Arsene Wenger is reportedly hungry for more and has put together a list of star studded targets at Arsenal this summer on the back of a £100 million transfer kitty in other to push for more silverware next season.
Wenger’s Gunners ended their nine-year trophy drought at Wembley just little over a forth night ago after an extra-time victory over Hull.
But while Arsenal paraded their silverware through the streets of Islington following the victory, now attention turns to strengthening the squad. And with Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski on their way out of the Emirates exit door, Wenger wants at least three new faces in before the start of next season.
Wenger is reportedly set to sign his new contract this week and wants to kick on over the summer by landing top new talent.
Express Sport understands a striker is a priority, with three names under consideration.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is a long-term target, with a £30million bid in the pipeline.
Bayern Munich hitman Mario Mandzukic is set to leave the German giants this summer and is wanted by Wenger, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also keen.
Liverpool and Everton target Wilfried Bony could prove a cheaper option for Wenger though, should Swansea be pushed into a sale.
Benzema’s Real team-mate Angel Di Maria is a £40m wing option with the Argentine ace reportedly ready to quit the Bernabeu.
Wenger has lined up potential replacements for Sagna and Fabianski too, in Nancy goalkeeper Paul Nardi and Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier.