Arsenal plan £70m double swoop for their next two signings – report

Arsenal are ready to launch a £70m double swoop to sign Sporting Lisbon pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, say reports

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Arsenal are ready to launch a £70m double swoop to sign Sporting Lisbon pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, according to reports in Portugal.

Portugese newspaper A Bola, as quoted by the Sun, is reporting that the north London side are prepared to spend big on bringing both Carvalho and Martins to The Emirates this summer.

It is claimed in the same story that Arsene Wenger is keen on both players this summer as he looks to beef up his midfield options ahead of next season.

The 22-year-old Martins, who can play at full-back or as a winger, scored seven goals in 43 appearances in all competitions for Sporting last season.

Carvalho, meanwhile, scored two goals and made three assists for the Portuguese team last term.

The same story claims that the Gunners are close to being able to announce a deal to sign French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon as the north London club look to kick-start their summer spending.

Arsenal have been linked with a host of players this summer but have so far only concluded a deal to sign left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.

The Gunners will be hoping to secure a return to the Champions League next season after they finished fifth in the table last term.

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