Arsenal are considering moves for Swansea City forward Michu and Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to the Mirror.
Although Arsene Wenger still regards Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as his number one transfer target, this morning's reports claiming that the Uruguayan is prepared to stay at Anfield could prompt the Gunners boss to focus on other potential signings.
With just days left until the start of the Premier League campaign, and less than three weeks before the transfer window closes, Wenger is under increasing pressure to bolster his squad - having only signed the France U21 striker Yaya Sanogo so far this summer.
Securing the services of Michu, who scored 18 Premier League goals in his debut season with Swansea last term, would go some way to appeasing the Arsenal supporters, who had expected several star names, including Gonzalo Higuain, to arrive this pre-season.
This is not the first time that Wenger has shown interest in Michu, while it's believed that Arsenal have compiled extensive scouting reports on Bosnia & Herzegovina international Dzeko, who has failed to hold down a first-team place during his two years at the Etihad Stadium.