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Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was quite impressive in the Champions League last-16 tie against ArsenalReuters

Arsenal are all ready to complete two major signings in the summer transfer window, signings that will get that spine of theirs right back in order, if the latest reports are to be believed.

Arsene Wenger is expected to bring in a few new faces in the summer, with a defensive midfielder to help Francis Coquelin out, a goalkeeper to add a bit of class to the ranks and a central striker to supplement the powers of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck, thought to be the priorities.

Morgan Schneiderlin is the name that keeps coming up for the defensive midfield position, but Wenger is reportedly closing in on the signing of Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia.

With Inter Milan looking at signing Kondogbia, Arsenal have stepped in front by making a €35 million (£25.7 million) bid, according to CalcioMercatoweb.

Wenger does have money to spend this summer, and it looks like he has decided Kondogbia is the better, younger option to Schneiderlin, even if the latter comes with English Premier League experience.

Kondogbia, though, was quite impressive against Arsenal in the Champions League, and since then Wenger has reportedly been keeping a close eye on the Monaco midfielder and is now ready to firm up his move.

Joining Kondogbia at Arsenal could be Petr Cech, who has reportedly told Chelsea he wants to sign for the North London club, according to Goal.

Cech is thought to be one of Wenger's primary targets this summer, with the only problem being if Chelsea will be willing to sell to a direct rival.

However, there is thought to be a gentleman's agreement between Cech and Roman Abramovich, in that the Chelsea owner will allow the goalkeeper to choose his next club, irrespective of which one.

Cech, who is also wanted by PSG, has reportedly told Abramovich his preferred destination is Arsenal as he wants his family to stay in London.

Irrespective of the constant reports, it is difficult to see either Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho or Abramovich sanctioning a move for Cech to join one of their Premier League rivals, but if Wenger can pull off the signing, it will indeed be a major coup, as £10 million will seem like a bargain for a goalkeeper who still have a few years left in him at the top level.

A team with Cech in the lineup, and Kondogbia as the extra defensive midfield option along with Coquelin does look a lot better for next season, and if Wenger can add another potent striker to the ranks, it should be business done for the summer.

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