Arsenal open talks over £50m double swoop for attacking duo

By on April 16, 2017

According to The Sun, Arsenal have initiated talks over a £50m double swoop for Porto forward Yacine Brahimi and Schalke playmaker Max Meyer this summer.

Despite on-going doubts over his own future at the club, Arsene Wenger is pressing ahead with his summer transfer plans and it looks like the boss has identified his potential targets.

The Sun claims that Wenger is preparing for life without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – who will have just 12 months left on their contracts in June and haven’t agreed terms over extensions – and is lining-up moves for Brahimi and Meyer as replacements.

The newspaper says that we’ll battle it out with AC Milan and Inter Milan over a £35m deal to sign Brahimi after making contact with Porto to open negotiations over a transfer.

It’s understood that Arsenal scouts have compared the 27-year-old to Sanchez due to his ability to play out wide or through the middle and we’re now hoping to lure the Algerian international to north London this summer.

It appears Meyer is also on our radar as The Sun claims that Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao has been watching the youngster in recent weeks and Wenger is ready to make his move.

The 21-year-old emerged as one of the hottest talents in German football but he’s fallen out with the bosses at Schalke and is expected to find a new club this summer.

Having previously been valued at over £40m, the newspaper suggests that Schalke will be prepared to accept nearer £15m for Meyer this summer due to the breakdown in his relationship with the club.

The German youngster is predominantly a central attacking midfielder but he’s also capable of playing out wide so he’d give the boss plenty of options if he does end up moving to Arsenal.

Let’s be honest, Brahimi and Meyer aren’t on Sanchez and Ozil’s level but we’re going to find it extremely difficult to find like-for-like replacements if we do end up having to sell our star duo this summer.

Therefore, the boss is going to have to take a calculated risk on replacements and Brahimi and Meyer would be decent shouts.

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