Arsenal are lining up a new and improved offer for Sampdoria pair Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen, according to reports in Italy.
There were claims that the Gunners originally had a €42m (£37m) bid rejected for the duo, but it seems they will now table a new proposal worth €50m (£44m).
Supporters on Twitter are hoping that the news is genuine and that Arsenal secure a deal for the two players:
Will be very impressed if we get this over the line
— Ditchfield17🔴⚪️🇦🇺 (@TheArshole) June 6, 2019
really hope this is true.
— Awolowo Olumide (@kinghenrythefif) 6 June 2019
They are both good worth 50 million that’s a bargain
— Josekevin Luvmore🇰 (@luvmoreJ) 6 June 2019
Would be good value for money to get them both for that much roughly 25 each
— Unai’s Gunmen (@Anonymous1076) 6 June 2019
Good deal and hope it’s goes through
— Jazsen Jack Anthony (@AnthonyJayJay1) 6 June 2019
Both turned 23 and 25 this year, so they still young.. These are the kind of promising signings we should have been making for years, Andersen looks solid
— Tom-Andre Haakonsen (@HaakonsenTom) 6 June 2019
Waste of money
— Chris Wright (@Chris_Wright7) 6 June 2019
Anderson is a great deal. Jury is out on Praet. Can’t ask for better than this however for 50 million. Get in.
— Secular Chowkidar (@JarnbjornHolder) 6 June 2019
These will make very good squad players especially if xhaka & some central defender leaves this summer
— JestönH (@JestonH) 6 June 2019
Please god please….🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— KJ (@kartikjan23) 6 June 2019
Andersen has only been a regular in Sampdoria’s defence for the past year, but he has a growing reputation in Italy. At 23 years of age, he also has scope to improve his game.
Praet has been on a number of English club’s radar for a while. The Belgian was Lucas Torreira’s partner in central midfield during the 2017/18 campaign and would be best described as a deep-lying playmaker.
Neither player would be described as the finished article, though, so if they do arrive at the Emirates patience may be needed.