New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly identified a number of targets he wants to sign this summer.
The Daily Mail claims Gunners fans could end up seeing the likes of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, West Brom’s Jonny Evans and Nice’s Jean-Michael Seri at the Emirates next season.
However, it’s added that Emery will not be given more than £50million for his first Arsenal transfer budget, and will have to offload a number of players in order to raise funds for fresh faces.
First up on the list is Dembele, who could apparently be available on loan from Barcelona.
The La Liga champions are set to welcome Antoine Griezmann to the Nou Camp, which could see flying winger Dembele head away for a season in order to build on his development.
Meanwhile, West Brom captain Evans will be available for just £3m after his side plummeted into the Championship.
Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Freiburg’s Caglar Soyuncu are being looked at as alternatives to the Ulsterman, but their respective £15m and £30m price-tags could see Emery plump for Evans.
There is also interest in Mainz’s £15m-rated centre-back Abdou Diallo, while Nice’s midfield star Seri would cost £35m to sign.
Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno is being eyed as a £22m target, with Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Kerem Demirbay on the shortlist at £20m.
Meanwhile, FIVE first-team regulars could be heading off to make room for Emery’s potential signings, with Rob Holding apparently ready to be sacrificed despite signing a new contract earlier this month.
He could be joined by fellow English defender Calum Chambers, with Emery unconvinced by either’s potential to be Premier League stars.
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Another centre-back in Shkodran Mustafi could also make way, with Gunners fans yet to forgive his calamitous mistake in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Back-up goalie David Ospina is likely to leave as he enters the final year of his contract.
While Danny Welbeck could also find himself transfer-listed despite making England’s 23-man World Cup squad.
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The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
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