Arsenal are ready to flex their new found financial muscle in the transfer market by completing a quarter of deals that will cost the club a reported £56 million.
The Gunners have been tipped to spend big this summer and have been linked with a host of names with Arsene Wenger keen to get his business done early.
The club have already agreed a deal to sign French U20 striker Yaya Sanogo but according to caughtoffside.com the big names, the names that Arsenal fans crave, look set to materialise in the coming days.
First up will be the long awaited capture of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. The 25 year old Argentine International look set to agree a £22 million pound move to the Emirates with Wenger hoping to get the player in for a medial later this week.
The striker was also linked with Serie A title holders Juventus but is now set for Londoner after the old lady signed Carlos Tevez. Higuain would give Arsenal real firepower upfront having scored 122 goals in 266 appearances for Real Madrid and 20 goals in 32 matches for the Argentine national team.
With his front line finalised Wenger will then switch his attention to the goal keeping spot with Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar his top target.
The former Inter Milan man impressed for QPR last season despite the club’s relegation and is reportedly available for a knock-down fee of £1.5 million as the Harry Redknapp’s side adjust to life in the Championship.
Lyon attacking midfielder Clement Grenier and Everton star Marouane Fellaini are the final two names lined up by Wenger.
22 year old French international Grenier would cost in the region of £10 million and with the player keen on a move to London not to mention is Lyon’s financial woes a move could be in the offing despite reports that the player was set to sign a contract extension.
Liverpool had expressed an interest in the attacking midfielder but with Arsenal able to offer Champions League football Wenger believes he will be able to get his man.
Meanwhile Belgian International Marouane Fellaini will reportedly cost the Gunners £22 million, the amount of the release clause.
Arsenal are poised to offer the 25 year old a four year contract worth a cool £140,000 a week and his arrival would give Arsenal some much needed bite in the middle of the park.