Arsenal have been linked with transfer swoops for striker Moussa Sow and midfielder Ignacio Camacho. Both would be the kind of under the radar signings manager Arsene Wenger usually favors.
The link to Sow is an intriguing one. Website TuttoMercatoWeb suggest Arsenal are ready to pay €20 million for the Fenerbahce striker.
This is the same website that suggested the Gunners have already reached a deal for veteran goalkeeper Julio Cesar. What is interesting is that Arsenal's willingness to acquire a new striker is well-known.
However, Sow does not offer the same name recognition as some of the most frequently linked forwards. Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic, David Villa and Wayne Rooney have all been linked.
That quartet fits the profile of signings many are expecting Wenger to make this summer. Armed with a transfer fund totaling £70 million, there is a real expectation Wenger will buy big names.
Sow would look like another gamble from the usually cautious Frenchman. While he has established a fine goal scoring record, Sow is not well known in major European leagues.
He came to prominence as the focal point of Lille's attack in the 2010/11 season. His prolific form in front of goal helped Lille secure a double.
In January 2012, Sow moved to Fenerbahce. He has remained productive for the Turkish giants. At 27, he is far from an untested youngster, but Sow is unproven at the game's top levels.
However, the Senegal international still possesses qualities that should appeal to Arsenal. A true centre forward, Sow is a powerful presence in the box.
Yet more than just a robust athlete, Sow possesses a good poacher's instinct. He has a knack for latching onto through passes and loose balls, and converting half chances into goals.
Arsenal lack a natural and prolific finisher. Sow would given them that, as a more dynamic alternative to towering Frenchman Olivier Giroud.
Still, signing Sow would require a certain amount of salesmanship from Wenger. He would need to convince fans that paying €20 million for Sow is justified, instead of similar fees for more established forwards like Higuain and Rooney.
Sow's arrival would certainly not herald the type of lavish spending Arsenal fans are anxiously waiting to see. The same could be said for Malaga ace Ignacio Camacho.
Website Life'saPitch.co.uk discusses Arsenal's links to the Malaga midfielder. There is no original source for the links, but the rumor still has some credence.
Wenger's recent history plundering Malaga gives the Camacho signing some credibility. The Gunners have acquired both Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal since last summer.
Malaga are known to be embroiled in crippling financial strife. They are expected to have to offload several members of their first-team squad.
That is likely to influence Camacho's value on the market. Transfermarket.co.uk values him at £4.4 million. That is a fee that should appeal to Wenger, especially considering his need for a player like Camacho.
The Spaniard is a defensive midfielder and that is an area of concern for Arsenal. Camacho is not a rugged ball-winner. He is more a deep-lying playmaker.
An efficient and intelligent passer, Camacho fits Arsenal's style of play. At 23, he is also the right age for the kind of squad Wenger likes to build.
Both Camacho and Sow have the look of classic Wenger signings. Neither are marquee names, but both are solid talents, who can be molded into stars, available at reasonable prices.