Geoffrey Kondogbia
Arsenal face summer battle with AC Milan to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia (above) and Jackson Martinez from AS Monaco and Porto respectively Getty

Arsenal are reportedly set to battle AC Milan for two of their main summer targets Jackson Martinez and Geoffrey Kondogbia during the transfer window.

According to the Mirror, the Italians are looking to jump the gun and beat Arsenal to the duo, with the report claiming that the Serie A club have already made an offer for the Colombian striker, who is certain to leave Porto in the summer.

Arsene Wenger is a big admirer of the Colombian international, and the Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the forward this summer, with reports earlier in the month stating that a deal in principle had been agreed.

But the player's agent dismissed the speculation only to later reveal that an unnamed European club had agreed to pay the striker's release clause, which is set at £24.8m ($38.4).

AC Milan are said to be leading the race for the forward, as the Italians plan an overhaul of their squad after a disappointing campaign in the Serie A this season.

The striker, who is currently with his national team at the Copa America, has been granted permission to leave the club, but is yet to make a decision regarding his future destination.

The north London club, who are looking to bolster their squad this summer, have been linked with a move for AS Monaco midfielder Kondogbia, as Wenger looks to spruce up his defensive midfield options ahead of next season.

The French international midfielder has been granted permission to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer, but the club are adamant that interested sides meet their £25m ($38.7) valuation of the player before a move can be arranged.

However, it is not going to be easy for Arsenal as the San Siro outfit are also interested in the midfielder and could challenge the Gunners for his services.