Arsenal plot double swoop on Serie A for Hamsik and Destro

Gunners will offload Podolski and Campbell in January to finance raids on Napoli and Roma

Marek Hamsik of Napoli
(Image credit: Maurizio Lagana/Getty)

As Arsenal fans revel in their good fortune in the wake of their Champions League draw, there could be more good news ahead if the Daily Express is to be believed. It claims that the Gunners are poised for a "sensational Serie A double swoop" next month for Roma striker Mattia Destro and Napoli's attacking playmaker Marek Hamsik (above).

The Express says that to fund the transfer Arsenal will sell strikers Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell in January although the paper says that may in itself not produce the cash needed to prise their prey from Italy. Apparently Hamsik's agent "has been in England" to sound out Arsenal about a potential move, although Manchester United and Chelsea are also said to be interested in a player who comes with a £20m price tag. As for Destro, who has failed to nail down a place in the Roma starting XI this season, it seems that he could be Arsenal's for as little as £15m.

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