Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to commit a club-record £50million into signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer, reports the Mirror.
The Gunners board will hand Wenger as much as £150m to spend in the transfer market and a new striker is certain to be high on his list.
Lewandowski is considered to be something of a pipedream for most Arsenal fans, but the Frenchman has been buoyed by recent comments from the Poland international.
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He suggested that he would like to play in the Premier League "one day" and that appears to have inspired Arsenal's renewed interest.
Should Lewandowski decide that he wants to challenge himself in England's top flight, Wenger is ready to blow a significant portion of his transfer budget on coaxing him to the Emirates.
The same report claims Bayern would ask for £50m for the striker, who still has three years left on his contract.
It would be enough to make Lewandowski the most expensive player in Arsenal history, surpassing the £42.4m they paid for Mesut Ozil in 2014.
Lewandowski has scored 38 goals for Bayern Munich this season, making him one of the most deadly strikers in world football but even that may not be enough to impress incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian, who will succeed Pep Guardiola in the summer, is reportedly keen to bring Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to the Allianz Arena in a move that would surely spell the end for Lewandowski's time in Bavaria.
He will, however, have plenty of offers from around Europe and it would be a formidable task for Wenger to convince him that Arsenal is the best place for him to continue his trophy-laden career.