Premier League giants Arsenal look set to break with tradition and splash the cash to bring in fresh legs ahead of next season.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery is reportedly looking to add six players to his squad this summer, to bolster their charge for a first title since 2004.
According to BBC reporter David Ornstein, the Gunners are looking to bring in Togolese centre-half, Djene Dakonam, who plays for Getafe; a box-to-box midfielder; a striker; and full backs.
Speaking on Radio 5 Live, he said:
“I don’t think it will be the most spectacular summer for Arsenal but I do think they have some very important business to be done .
“Their priorities are a central defender, Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph mentioned the Getafe and Togo centre-half, Djene Dakonam, he’s under contract until 2023 with a reported value of £13.5m.
“The other priority is a box to box midfielder. Previously, in January, they came close to a deal for Christopher Nkunku from PSG – this is course is to replace Aaron Ramsey. Adrien Rabiot is a player they’ve tried to sign in the past, and they have a long-standing interest in him, however, he is a complex individual and has had some issues off the pitch.
“As a sort of secondary brief they’d be looking for a wide forward and in January came close to a deal for Ivan Perisic, and had interest in Yannick Carrasco. Possibly a centre-forward with Danny Welbeck leaving, and Eddie Nketiah would go on loan if they did bring a centre-forward in.
“There is interest in bringing in a left back and possibly a right back, but again those are secondary to the centre-half and box to box midfielder.”
Arsenal finished fifth this season but could still return to the Champions League next term by winning the Europa League where they take on London rivals Chelsea in the final.