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Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Lucas Perez, according to reports.
The Magpies have signed just four players this summer but Benitez wants more and has been left frustrated with his club’s inactivity.
With the transfer window closing in on his final days, Benitez is keen to sign more players and has set his sight on Arsenal duo.
According to Squawka, Newcastle have made an approach for Wilshere and Perez.
Both players have been told they can find new clubs and Benitez is hoping to lure them to Tyneside.
Perez was left out of Arsenal’s preseason squad so he can find a new club but he is yet to do so. Apparently, Newcastle are only willing to sign Perez on loan but Arsenal will only consider a sale.
The Gunners are determined to recoup majority of the £17m paid for the striker last summer and this could be a stumbling block for Newcastle.
Wilshere is expected to cost around £20m as Arsenal are determined to get so much for a player with huge potential, although that could be a problem for Newcastle as the midfielder has one year left in his contract.
Arsenal won’t have any problem selling both players to Newcastle if they meet our demands but that is unlikely considering it was just last week that Mike Ashley said he can no longer finance the Magpies due to the inflation of the current transfer window.
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