The Daily Star says although Adebayor, 24, bagged 30 goals for the Gunners last season, Wenger is excited about the prospect of pairing Huntelaar with his Dutch international team-mate Robin van Persie.

He thinks the duo can prove a potent strikeforce as the north Londoners bid to challenge for the Premier League again.

A bid of around £18m is expected to secure his services, despite the Amsterdam club insisting they are not selling.