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Sampdoria demanding £49m for Arsenal transfer targets Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet

Arsenal are eyeing a double raid on Sampdoria for Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet
Joachim Andersen is on Unai Emerys summer wishlist (Picture: Getty)

Sampdoria have set a £49m price tag on Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet after rejecting a £43m bid from Arsenal for the pair last week, according to reports in Italy.

Unai Emery is looking to bolster his squad following a disappointing end to the season and has identified centre-back Andersen and playmaker Praet as two of his top transfer targets.

However, Arsenals offer for the pair fell slightly short of Sampdorias valuation of the players as the Serie A side are demanding €30m for Andersen and €25m for Praet.

AC Milan have also been strongly linked with a move for Andersen and Praet as they appear set to appoint Sampdorias manager Marco Giampaolo as Gennaro Gattusos replacement.

Dennis Praet was linked with a move to Arsenal during Arsene Wenger's time in charge
Dennis Praet was linked with a move to Arsenal during Arsene Wengers time in charge (Picture: Getty)

Andersen impressed with his ball-playing abilities from defence last season, completing the second-highest number of long balls of any outfield player in Serie A.

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Praet, who had a trial at Arsenal during his time at Anderlecht nearly a decade ago, scored two goals and registered three assists in Serie A last season.

Read more: How Sampdoria pair Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet can solve two of Unai Emerys biggest issues at Arsenal

Sampdorias asking price for Andersen and Praet isnt too much higher than Arsenal have already offered, however, Emery is working with a reduced budget of around £45m this summer.

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