Arsenal set for double transfer swoop?
By Lee Wagstaff
Arsenal are reported to be on the verge of snapping up La Liga pair Santi Cazorla and Nuri Sahin in the next few days.
The Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield options and the talented duo are thought to be high on manager Arsene Wenger's wish list.
Spanish international Cazorla, aged 27, would cost in the region of £17 million, but the deal could be held up by the financial problems being encountered by his current club Malaga.
Sahin, aged 23, is on the books of Real Madrid, but he has hardly been used by manager Jose Mourinho and he could be about to move to the Emirates on a season-long loan.
Arsenal have been criticised for their reluctance to bring in big names in the past, but have already added German star Lukas Podolski and French hitman Olivier Giroud to their ranks this summer.
The influx of fresh faces could prompt skipper Robin van Persie to backtrack on his decision not to sign a new contract with the club.
A host of teams are chasing the striker's signature, but the Dutchman still has one year left to run on his current deal.
03 August 2012, 08:44