Arsenal have reportedly had a £43million bid for Sampdoria pair Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet turned down.
The Gunners are eager to bring in centre-back Andersen, 23, and midfielder Praet, 25, as they seek to strengthen their squad.
However, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), Sampdoria are demanding for Arsenal to raise their double bid to £49million.
Arsenal have had a £43million offer turned down for Joachim Andersen (left) and Dennis Praet
Arsenal struggled defensively last season and it is thought that Denmark international Andersen could help to make them more resilient at the back.
Praet, meanwhile, has been linked with the Gunners for many years and could help to improve Arsenal’s creativity.
Sampdoria have told Arsenal to up their bid for Andersen and Praet (pictured) to £49million
Arsenal have a transfer budget of just £45million this summer after missing out on the Champions League once again, although they could raise further funds by selling players.
Last summer Arsenal struck a deal with Sampdoria to sign Lucas Torreira, and they looking to do business with the Serie A side again.