Arsenal have been linked with the signing of Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet. The transfer appeared to be going well but the latest indications suggest that the transfer has hit snag.
Italian tabloid LA Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Sampdoria have rejected an initial offer of £43 million for the pair with the Italian club wanting close to £49 million.
The Gunners are keen to bolster their squad with quality signings and the Sampdoria duo are seen as good signings for the club.
Andersen is seen as the solution to the club’s defensive ills with the likes of Mustafi and Jenkinson expected to leave in the summer.
The Denmark international is considered one of the best young defenders in Italy and combines aerial ability alongside defensive discipline.
Meanwhile, Praet is expected to bring creativity into the midfield and would be the ideal replacement for Juventus bound Ramsey.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Emirates in the past few seasons but looks likely to finally make the move this summer.
Arsenal fans would be delighted that their club are displaying purpose and a willingness to make signings despite the lack of funds available.