Yassin Fortune
Arsenal are set to complete double deal for highly-rated forwards Yassin Fortune (L) and Jeff Reine-Adelaide from Ligue 1 side Lens.Getty

Arsenal are reportedly close to completing the signing of Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune from Ligue 1 side Lens.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners have reached an agreement with the French club for their youth team players, who will both arrive at the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

Earlier reports had claimed that Manchester United were also interested in signing Fortune, but baulked at the asking price for the youngster, as they felt it would be too big a gamble on a player, who is yet to feature for Lens's first-team.

The north London club are said to have agreed a fee of around £3m-plus-bonuses based on appearances for both players. Fortune is believed to have agreed a three-year contract with the club of which two will be as a scholar and one as a professional.

The two are attack-minded players and can operate either as strikers or in a more advanced attacking midfield role, and have represented France at U17 level.

Arsene Wenger has always had an eye for talented young French players and has signed many a player from Ligue 1, the latest ahead of the duo's arrival was Yaya Sanogo. But the former Auxerre player has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and is currently on loan with Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed his delight at being back in the starting lineup after missing six months through injury.

The England international started his first game in 2015 during the Gunners' 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Wednesday, 20 May.

"I enjoyed it. I have come on in three games so I was getting a little bit frustrated as I wanted to play but I am thankful for the boss playing me. I was getting tired towards the 70th minute and the boss brought me off. But it felt good," Wilshere is quoted as saying on Arsenal's official site.