ARSENAL’S £43million raid for Samdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet has been rejected, according to reports.
Gunners boss Unai Emery is aiming to strengthen his spine and has targeted the Serie A stars.
1 Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet are on Arsenal’s radar this summer
But La Gazzetta dello Sport insists the Gunners will have to fork out an extra £6m to land their men.
Centre-back Andersen, 23, is a reliable performer at the heart of defence – a key position Arsenal need to sort out.
While Praet, 25, has made a name for himself in central midfield and may get a shot at a bigger club.
Arsenal are operating on a shoestring budget this summer but have a number of targets in mind.
As well as Praet and Anderson, the Gunners have been strongly linked with wantaway Dalian Yifang ace Yannick Carrasco.
The former Atletico Madrid forward is now 1/10 ON to become Emery’s first Arsenal summer signing.
Emery missed out on a January move for Carrasco as he looks to fill the gap from Aaron Ramsey’s free transfer departure to Juventus.
Belgium international Carrasco, 25, has hit 11 goals in 31 games for the Blue Hawks after joining in 2018.
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