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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to commemorate his new two-year deal by spending big in the transfer market this summer.
The Gunners are close to sealing a mega-money deal for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
And Wenger is also being heavily linked with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester.
New reports have emerged in Portugal claiming Arsenal are eyeing a move for sporting duo William Carvalho and Gelson Martins as well.
Both players have been on international break playing in Portugal national team at the Confederations Cup, helping their country to a third place finish in the tournament.
Focus has now been directed to their futures with Portuguese outlet A Bola claiming Arsenal are sniffing around both.
It is said Wenger has made an request for the permission from his club to take Carvalho and Martins off the market.
And the north Londoners could reportedly sign the midfield pair for £70m.
A Bola do not state how that figure would be split between the duo but say Wenger and anticipating both deals.
Defensive midfielder Carvalho, 25, has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester City both recently touted as potential destinations.
Winger Martins, 22, has also been a transfer target for Liverpool.
Both were an integral part Sporting’s campaign last season and are held in high regard in their club and country.