Arsenal also want to sign N’Golo Kante from Leicester as they await Jamie Vardy’s decision, reports in France have claimed.
Arsenal have triggered the release clause in Vardy’s deal and the striker is now deciding whether to accept a reported Â£120,000-a-week offer from the Emirates Stadium.
The Foxes could be set to lose two players to the side who finished one place below them in the Premier League last term, as L’Equipe claim the Gunners now want holding midfielder Kante, who joined Leicester from French side Caen in a Â£5.6million deal last summer.
It is claimed that Kante, like Vardy, has a Â£20million release clause in his deal and Chelsea are understood to be in talks with the champions, but it seems as if Arsenal are ready to rival their offer.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the 25-year-old although Kante could choose to delay any decision on his future until after his Euro 2016 campaign with hosts Les Bleus has come to an end.