Emirates Stadium side want Nou Camp duo.
Having passed on the opportunity to re-sign Cesc Fabregas it appears that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to conduct a Nou Camp raid this summer.
CaughtOffside understands that Wenger is keen to re-shuffle his Gunners attack and will look to bring in Chilean Alexis Sanchez and young Spaniard Cristian Tello, two players who are said to be set for Barcelona exits as incoming boss Luis Enrique looks to conduct something of a clear-out at the Catalan club.
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Having overly relied upon Olivier Giroud last term and saw wide-attackers Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott both suffering lengthy injury lay-offs Wenger will look to invest heavily in improving his options in the final third.
25 year old Sanchez had his best season at Barcelona to date last term, netting 19 goals in 27 La Liga starts, but is seemingly surplus to requirements at the club and Arsenal are ready to offer up to £26m for the former Udinese man, who can play either as a winger or in an orthodox striking role.
It’s an offer Enrique could well consider as he considers which of his supporting strikers he wants to keep hold of with Lionel Messi and Neymar presumably untouchable.
22 year old forward Tello may well be considering the possibility of a future away from Barcelona having made just two La Liga starts last term.
Tello is rightly considered one of the hottest prospects in La Liga but with a host of talented player barring his path to Barcelona’s starting eleven a move to Arsenal may tempt the youngster.
Arsene Wenger is ready to fork out £10m for Tello, a player who is best used in a left-wing role.
The Arsenal manager may consider offers for Podolski after a less than superb second season at the north London club and such a sale would become all the more likely if Wenger manages to secure this excellent Barcelona duo.
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