Arsenal have three more big names lined up after Podolski
Arsenal's spending won't end with FC Cologne star Lukas Podolski. The Sunday Mirror says there are four major signings on manager Arsene Wenger's shopping list - Ajax defender Jan Vertongen, Germany internationals Podolski and Mario Goetze, of Borussia Dortmund , and Athletic Bilbao's powerful midfielder Javier Martinez.
Arsenal are close to sealing a £12m deal with Cologne for striker Podolski, who is out of contract in June 2013.
Goetze, an attacking midfielder at Borussia Dortmund, will cost around £20m, while a similar fee will land 23-year-old Martinez from Bilbao.
Martinez is a 6ft 3in defensive midfielder, who also plays centre-back. He was outstanding in Bilbao's 3-2 Europa League win over Manchester United last week.