Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger plans to strengthen his squad with the acquisition of three world-class players this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
It’s reported that the Gunners boss wants to sign a new right-back, central midfielder and striker when the transfer window re-opens at the end of the season.
Wenger, who has reportedly agreed a three-year deal worth £24m, must now decide which of the five players on his shortlist to pursue.
Topping the list is Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea.
The 25-year-old has been in prolific form this season and is expected to be part of the Spain squad for this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
Also on the list are Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic, FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez and Borussia Dortmund right-back Lukasz Piszczek.
Wenger will have a substantial sum of cash to spend this summer, despite the £42.4m arrival of Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil in September, and he is keen on signing at least three top-class players to bolster his chances of winning next season’s Premier League title.
The Gunners will also return for Schalke star Julian Draxler, who was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium last month.