Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat ramped up his interest in Rennes starlet Ismaila Sarr and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, according to The Mirror.
The Gunners are said to be considering for the long term with their transfer business and identified the young duo as stars of the future.
The report suggests that winger Sarr and central midfielder Havertz are in Mislintat’s target list as the January window approaches.
However, the north London could supposedly face tough competition from Spanish champions Barcelona for Sarr, who Rennes are prepared to cash in on over the coming months.
Havertz is also considered as one of European football’s hottest prospects, having appeared in more than 60 times for Bayern Leverkusen and been capped by Germany’s national side by the age of 19.