Arsenal are set to splash the cash on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

The North Londoners want to land a new central midfielder this summer as doubts stay over Jack Wilshere’s future and Santi Cazorla’s fitness.

The Gunners have been linked with signing up Max Mayer from Schalke on a free, however now they have set their hopes on a bigger prize.

Indeed, as reported by the AS, Arsene Wenger wants to land Saul this summer after watching him in action.

The Spaniard has earlier been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United after several eye-catching displays in La Liga.

Now, though, it is Arsenal who are set to test the resolve of their Europa League semi-final rivals with a summer offer.

The North Londoners, who have never faced the Spaniards competitively, will meet Diego Simeone’s men for an opportunity to face either Marseille or Red Bull Salzburg in the final.

Meanwhile, Chelsea star Kenedy has reportedly developed as a potential transfer target for Arsenal.

Earlier this week, it was suggested that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich had asked to be kept up-to-date regarding the availability of the South American, who may be deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea in the summer.

Kenedy now impresses during a loan spell at Newcastle United and as reported by the ESPN, it has resulted in Arsenal taking an interest in the player’s services.

The 22-year-old has scored two goals and made two assists in eight games for the Magpies, and it seems likely to result in a hotly-contested battle to land the wideman during the summer.

The winger still has two years left on his deal with Chelsea. However, just five starts have been made for the West Londoners in the Premier League since his arrival in 2015.