Missing out on Jamie Vardy last month appears to have seriously affected Arsene Wenger's transfer plans and Arsenal's summer quest for a new striker shows little sign of coming to an end.
Wenger would have felt supremely confident of landing one of last season's shining stars at the start of the summer but Claudio Ranieri was able to keep his key man and persuade him to sign a new four-year deal.
Since then, Arsenal would appear to have taken a scattergun approach to finding their next forward, with the north London club linked with various potential options left, right and centre. The latest man they are rumoured to be interested in is Carlos Bacca.
According to reports in Italy, the AC Milan striker has been in talks with West Ham regarding a potential £25 million move to the Olympic Stadium but would prefer to be playing in the Champions League next season.
Gazzetta dello Sport now believe that Arsenal have made some late enquiries regarding the 29-year-old and could swoop in to pinch Bacca from Slaven Bilic's grasp.
Napoli are also said to be interested which could still be good news for Wenger as the ex-Sevilla forward could be brought in to replace Gonzalo Higuain - another goal poacher linked with the Emirates.
Bacca is almost certain to leave the San Siro after failing to qualify for Europe's premier competition during his first season in Italy.
He told Spanish publication AS: “It’s my dream to play in Champions League and work toward winning it.
“Unfortunately, the failure for Milan to reach the tournament is one of the themes of our discussions with the club.”
Arsenal have already completed the signing of young Japanese forward Takuma Asano but Gunners fans know that only a recognised striker will give them the best chance of ending their Premier League drought.
Although, initial thoughts on Bacca are mixed, the general consensus is one of frustration Arsenal's pursuit for a new striker continues. Here's some of the best tweets:
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