Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to sign Valencia defenders Joao Pereira and Jose Luis Gaya in an estimated £35 million double deal.
Wenger wants to bolster his defensive options, with 17 year old centre back Krystian Beilik set to put pen to paper in the next few days.
Arsenal are said to be eager to bring in the versatile Pereira, predominantly a right back, but can play at centre half and in midfield.
The 30 year old has also attracted interest from Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham.
If Pereira signs, it is likely 19 year old left back Gaya will follow.
By Joseph Richardson