Accordiing to Sport Bild, Arsenal are interested in a double deal for RB Leipzig duo Ibrahima Konate and Christopher Nkunku.
It’s claimed that Konate has many clubs pursuing his signature, particularly in England, where Arsenal are looking to sign him.
He has a €50million (£44million) release clause in his deal, meaning Arsenal will have to splash out if they want to lure him to North London.
Konate is a huge presence at 6ft 4in tall, and has impressed as an all-round modern defender with ability on the ball and in the air as well as pace and power.
At just 21, Konate would represent a huge investment for Arsenal and would fit as a right-sided centre back to partner Gabriel Magalhaes, but splashing out for him would raise more questions about fellow Frenchman William Saliba.
The report adds that Arsenal also want teammate Nkunku, with the midfielder allegedly being valued at around €40million (£36million) – meaning signing both would cost Arsenal a huge £80million.
Nkunku is hugely creative, which is what Arsenal need right now, as he has recorded almost three key passes per game in the Bundesliga this season and he racked up 13 assists last season.
The 22-year-old was a target for Arsenal in 2019 as Unai Emery wanted a reunion with his former Paris Saint-Germain star, but they wouldn’t pay just €15million (£13million).
That decision could come back to haunt them as they now face paying almost three times as much, but with Arsenal seeking creativity, it’s no surprise that he is back on their radar ahead of the January window.