Arsenal could make a sensational double swoop for Barcelona duo Pedro and Dani Alves in the January transfer window, according to the Express.
The report has revealed that the Gunners are prepared to pay up to £30 million for the pair, with it being suggested that they will spend as much as £24m on Pedro and £6m on Alves in the winter window.
It appears, then, that Arsenal's No.1 priority in January is securing the services of a new right-back after Mathieu Debuchy picked up a long term injury earlier on in the campaign. Alves would no doubt add experience to Wenger's back-line and would be free to talk to the club in two months time as he's set to run out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Alves would be willing to make the move to north London, with a number of other clubs seemingly interested in his services.
In fact, the same report has suggested that Arsenal's Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in the Brazilian, but Arsene Wenger's side could move ahead in the race for his signature with an early bid.
- Dani Alves demands £250-000-a-week contract
- Barcelona yet to receive bids for Pedro
- Manchester United could stop Arsenal signing Pedro
And, as well as Alves, the Gunners could also frustrate their rivals as they go in search of landing Pedro. Once again, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been credited with interest in the Barcelona man, whilst Liverpool also appear to be interested, so it remains to be seen as to whether either club makes a move for the highly rated winger anytime soon.
Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping that the club improve in the next transfer window, but both Manchester United and Liverpool appear to be in need of improvement after a disappointing start to the season.
All three clubs are struggling to find form and consistency in the early stages, so have it all to do between now and the end of the season. There's no doubt about it, though, the likes of Alves and Pedro would only boost the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in the second half of the season.
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