Arsenal are believed to have reignited their interest in acquiring Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill and Everton stopper Phil Jagielka.
The Gunners are expected to receive a windfall from the potential moves of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.
Manager Arsene Wenger had previously admitted he needs to strengthen his defence, and The Sunday Mirror reports that the Frenchman is set to ask his chief scout Steve Rowley to give his latest opinion on the Cahill following his fine performance against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
It is thought that the former Aston Villa defender is now the favourite among the Gunners' list of targets.
Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday reports that the north London club could make a fresh attempt to land Jagielka, who has in the past been heavily linked with a move to Ashburton Grove.
Arsenal began their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a draw against Newcastle United, in a game that saw new signing Gervinho sent off on his debut after a clash with Joey Barton.