Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given a £150 million warchest to strengthen the side and turn them into title contenders again – and top of his list are strikers Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette.
Wenger has signed a new 2-year deal at the Emirates, and has turned his attention to strengthening a squad that finished 5th in the Premier League.
Top of his list is Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old striker was the standout performer in the Monaco side that won Ligue Un and made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Arsenal are understood to have already tabled a bid of £87 million for Mbappe, but it is thought that it will take a bid of £100 million to secure his signature.
Meanwhile, 26-year-old Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette has also caught Wenger’s eye having scored 129 goals in 275 appearances for the side.
Wenger is also known to be interested in Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
However, Wenger will face still competition to sign any of these players – from other Premier League clubs and those in Europe – and with Arsenal only qualifying for the Europa League, he may have a tough time convincing some to join.
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