Arsene Wenger will finally come to life in the transfer market with a double swoop for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila and Lille forward Eden Hazard, according to The Mirror.
The Gunners boss is clearly looking to spend big to try and ease the growing problems at the Emirates and he has lodged bids of £15million and £20m-plus respectively for Yann M’Vila and Eden Hazard.
Wenger still expects Samir Nasri to leave despite his £22m move to Manchester City being held up by a £3m row over agent’s fees.
The French tactician will look to replace his wantaway star with Hazard, who has been on Wenger’s hit list for more than two years but Lille have not wanted to sell in the past.
However, Arsenal are ready to test Lille’s resolve with serious money to secure one of Europe’s hottest prospects.
France international M’Vila is seen as a tough midfielder to provide physical strength alongside Jack Wilshere, although Rennes are reluctant to cash-in and have already knocked back one approach.
Wenger recognises the need for a centre half – especially after losing Laurent Koscielny to a back injury – and sees Jagielka as his first choice ahead of Gary Cahill.
Arsenal have had bids of £10m and £12m turned down for Jagielka with Everton reluctant to sell but they will want closer to £20m.