Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he expects to buy “maximum” three players this summer with Granit Xhaka filling one of those spots.
The Gunners moved quickly to land Switzerland international Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach last month and had looked poised to complete the signing of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy after activating the release clause in his contract.
However, Vardy looks set to stay with the Foxes now, Wenger conceding it is unlikely he will add the 29-year-old to his frontline once he returns from action at Euro 2016.
“Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester,” Wenger told Chinese TV.
Wenger is therefore looking elsewhere to improve his squad but has warned supporters not to expect major changes, revealing he will likely only bring in two more players before the summer transfer window shuts.
“We’ve already bought one player – Granit Xhaka – from Monchengladbach,” Wenger said. “So we’ve bought one midfielder and we’re still in the market to buy one or two more players. But it is not easy.
“It is not just buying. We also have to keep a good balance. If you buy too many players you destabilise your team. So three is the maximum.”