Manchester City are reportedly plotting a double raid for Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez, according to the Mirror.
The Premier League side, who currently sit fourth in the English top-flight and face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon, have been linked with forthcoming swoops for the England and Chile internationals once incoming boss Pep Guardiola arrives at the Etihad Stadium.
Wilshere; 24, who has 28 international caps for the Three Lions, but is an outsider to be included in England’s EURO 2016 squad following another injury-hit campaign, has been restricted to just two first-team appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League this season.
Meanwhile Sanchez; 27, has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s side this term.
The report suggests that manager Guardiola, who will replace current Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini next month having left FC Bayern Munich, wants to build his midfield around Englishman Wilshere during the upcoming 2016/17 season.
It also suggests that Wilshere is valued at around £40m, whilst City will also offer Arsenal a £5m profit after Wenger’s side splashed out £35m on Sanchez back in 2014.