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Arsenal approach Inter Milan for Barella and Bastoni

Arsenal have been linked with a double bid for two Inter Milan youngsters.

FCInterNews says Arsenal have failed in a double transfer bid to sign Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan.

Bastoni, 21, has broken into the first team under Antonio Conte as part of the three-man defence while Barella has been a key cog in the Inter midfield since arriving from Bologna.

The Gunners made an enquiry for Bastoni only to see the player and club reject their advances, while Barella' representatives gave "no opening" to negotiations.

It appears Mikel Arteta may need to head back to the drawing board as he looks to reshape his squad this summer.

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