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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will this summer look to lure Ajax pair Jan Vertonghen & Christian Eriksen after being assured by his board that funds will be made available to him in order to launch a significant bid for the duo.
The Frenchman is looking to bring in new additions to his squad to help build on his side’s good run of form that should help secure a top four finish and the added carrot of Champions League football that will help the Gunners to lure top notch talent that Wenger feels will help his side challenge for major honours.
Belgian international Jan Vertonghen has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal for some time and the fact that the Ajax captain is able to effectively play at centre back as a defensive midfielder and that adaptability is said to greatly interest Arsene Wenger who is lining up a bid in the region of £10m for the 24 year old who has just over a year to run on his current contract.
Wenger is also looking to sign young Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen who has is considered by many to be one of the hottest prospects in European football. The 20 year old was instrumental in Ajax’s successful Eredivisie title triumph last term, notching up eight goals and 15 assists in the 47 matches he played for the Amsterdam club last term.
Eriksen has continued his upward development and showed great maturity this season and is the Eredivisie’s top assist maker as he looks to help Frank De Boer’s side to retain the domestic title. Ajax would be loathed to lose such a prized asset but may well find it hard to keep the talented attacking midfielder and some sources believe that bids in the region of £20m may well be accepted to help invest in the club’s squad.
Wenger will look to offload a number of his Arsenal squad to help make way for new additions and is to offload Nicklas Bendtner, Manuel Almunia, Andrei Arshavin, Carlos Vela, Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci in order to help boost his transfer fund pot and to clear big-earners from the club’s balance sheet.