In the latest Arsenal transfer news, Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to attempt to sign a hat-trick of elite-level players.
Arsenal have already acquired four players in the current transfer window, three of whom have already been integrated into first-team football.
However, due to an ankle injury that will prevent Olivier Giroud from playing competitive football until 2015, manager Arsene Wenger may be under pressure to deliver even more ahead of the closure of the summer market on Monday, September 1 at 23:00 local time.
A recent report in The Telegraph claimed that, should Giroud be sidelined for a lengthy period, then Wenger will explore one of three options - to recruit Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, or the dearer option in Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, or even an expensive short-term loan deal for Radamel Falcao, which could cost anywhere between £10 million and £20 million.
A strike recruit is not the only addition Wenger hopes to make this week as, according to The Express, the club's interest in William Carvalho has been piqued after the player's club, Sporting Lisbon, lowered their valuation of the combative midfielder.
A £35 million fee was allegedly to high for Arsenal, yet a £24 million negotiation could prove handsome for the buying party, as The Mirror report.
Elsewhere, a centre back remains a mandatory requirement following the sale of tertiary choice defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona - and The Express state that Arsenal are in "pole position" to sign Toby Alderweireld, ahead of Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
If this week's reports in the printed press all come to fruition - Falcao for £20 million, Carvalho for £24 million and Alderweidereld for £10 million to £15 million - then Wenger would have to sign off on a triple swoop close to £60 million in transfer fees alone.
Such expense is not likely, as mentioned by 'BBC football expert David Ornstein' earlier today, Wednesday.
But it begs the question, if the Frenchman were to pull off the unthinkable, during a window where he has already bought Alexis Sanchez for £30 million, Mathieu Debuchy for £12 million, Calum Chambers for £11 million (plus add-ons) and David Ospina for £3.2 million, then will he have completed the best business of the summer?
It would mean, in one window alone, Arsenal's gross expenditure would total £120 million - their highest to date.
Wenger has also been linked with moves for Kostas Manolas and Adrien Rabiot.