After missing out on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, it appears that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still intent on adding to his front line before the start of the new Premier League season.
Indeed, The Sun report that the Gunners boss has already held talks with the duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Romelu Lukaku.
Lacazette, 25, has starred for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon since coming through their academy in 2010, with the report claiming that Wenger is a big admirer of the forward.
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With a fine record of 72 goals in 173 appearances for Lyon, it's not exactly surprising that the Gunners chief holds the player in high regard.
It's far from certain, however, as to whether Lacazette would be interested in completing a move to the Emirates in this transfer window, while it's also suggested that he would cost as much as £38 million.
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Wenger ready to spend
And then there's Everton forward Lukaku, who is recognised as one of the leading strikers in the Premier League.
The Belgium international, who has also been linked to the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and former club Chelsea, netted 18 Premier League goals for Everton last season.
It's surely unlikely, then, that the Merseyside outfit would want to sell the lethal forward, but the same report from The Sun claims that they would actually be willing to move him on for a fee in the region of £40m.
Wenger clearly hasn't given up on making a top-class striker signing between now and the close of the window.
As per The Sun, an Arsenal source said: “Arsene is keen to get a new striker in as soon as possible, but won't rush anything and overspend.
“Olivier Giroud is very much in his plans, but he wants to get someone in and was upset about losing out on Jamie Vardy.”
It's certainly going to be an interesting period for the Gunners, who must stamp their mark on the Premier League title race next season.
So much was expected of the club last term, but they just couldn't keep up with eventual Premier League champions Leicester City.
With the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool set to get even stronger, it's not going to be easy for Wenger's side to once again return to the summit of the division.
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