Arsenal are planning to bring in three new attacking options as they prepare to lose Alexis Sanchez, reports the Telegraph.
The futures of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, and Lucas Perez are also in doubt, but Arsene Wenger is working to bring in a trio top players in their place.
It’s claimed the Gunners are making moves towards signing Monaco pair Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar, as well as Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
Whether Wenger will sanction the sales of the likes of Giroud is largely dependent on his success in convincing his three targets to move to the Emirates.
It has to be said that Lemar is the most realistic. Without Champions League football, it may be difficult to win over Mbappe or Lacazette, who are attracting interest from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid respectively.
Atleti’s transfer ban could work in Arsenal’s favour as players who sign for them cannot feature until January, but all three targets are ambitious nonetheless.
Lemar scored 19 goals from midfield last season, while Mbappe hit 26 in all competitions.
Arsenal have already started their summer business with the acquisition of Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.