Despite Granit Xhaka’s recent transfer reversal, Arsenal is considering a £75 million double swoop.
Granit Xhaka, an Arsenal midfielder, was recently refused a move to Roma due to a disagreement over a cost.
Arsenal are apparently mulling a bid for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge, despite their financial difficulties following the failure of Granit Xhaka’s move to Roma.
I Giallorossi made an offer for the 28-year-old.
Despite agreeing to personal conditions, the Italian club was unable to meet Arsenal’s £20 million valuation.
The Gunners have gone on a transfer spree this summer, spending more than £75 million on new players.
The north London club has addressed major areas with the additions of Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Nuno Tavares.
And, according to sources, the Gunners are planning to keep investing on the Yorkshire-based pair.
Following unofficial conversations with the Blades earlier this year, their interest in the duo had waned.
The club has since made a U-turn and appears to have rekindled their interest.
Ramsdale, 23, represented England at Euro 2020 and would likely cost £40 million due to his inexperience at such a young age – a figure that Arsenal would balk at.
And, with Bernd Leno’s erratic play and Runar Runarsson’s departure, there is a goalkeeping gap.
Berge, a superb Norwegian playmaker with a £35 million release clause, would not be cheap.
Despite their desire to leave, neither player is thought to be pushing for a departure.
It would cost the Gunners about £150 million in all, with very little return.
At the Emirates, the Chiefs will be looking to improve on their humiliating eighth-place result from previous season.
Nonetheless, with a defined business plan of focusing on development, manager Mikel Arteta will want to qualify for the Europa League at the very least.
Arsenal will not compete in European play for the first time in 26 years this season.