Arsenal eyeing £55m double swoop as a part of massive summer overhaul
Arsene Wenger is preparing a £55m raid for Leicester attacker Riyad Mahrez and Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson as a section of a major overhaul.The Arsenal head coach has drawn up a summer short list which means he is set to remain at the Emirates Stadium.
As reported by the Express, Wenger keen to add five news footballers – a forward, a winger, a central defender, a left-back and a keeper – to his team.
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Leicester playmaker Mahrez is rated at £30m by the Foxes.
The African starred in their title-winning season, however, has struggled to reach those heights this year.
Mahrez is reportedly expected to inform Leicester bosses that he favours a move.
French side Paris St-Germain are also interested.
Wenger has observed Middlesbrough centre-back Gibson on some occasions this season.
Boro’s captain has been one of their few bright lights in a horror campaign.
Arsenal are ready to pay around £25m. However, Boro owner Steve Gibson Ben’s uncle will look for £30m.