Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still keeping tabs on Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup as he ponders making additional signings before the start of the Premier League season.

Gazzetta dello Sport says the Gunners are willing to offer €35m (£30m) and Olivier Giroud in a player plus cash swap deal to Inter in exchange for Icardi, despite the Nerazzurri insisting that he will not be sold this summer.

Napoli are also interested in signing the Argentina international as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who joined Juventus in a £75m move last month.

Wenger is in the market for a striker and has already had approaches rejected for Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette.

Icardi, 23, scored 16 goals in 33 Serie A appearances for Inter last season. He is contracted to the San Siro outfit until 2019.

Inter president Erick Thohir said in July that Icardi would not be sold in the current transfer window as he was Inter's captain and marquee player.

"We're not going to sell Icardi. We've received offers – from Napoli too – but we're not going to sell him," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi, 23, scored 16 goals in Serie A for Inter Milan last season Getty

"We extended his contract a year ago. We're like a family and we can always talk if there are problems or discuss what we'd like to achieve together in future.

"He's our captain and an important player for us. We're very happy with him."

Meanwhile, Gazzetta also claim that Arsenal are interested in signing Turkish playmaker Ozyakup from Besiktas.

The 23-year-old spent four years in the Gunners' youth system before joining Besiktas in 2012 and could be enticed to return to north London, according to the paper.

However, the player is reported to have no interest in playing football outside Turkey despite concrete interest from several top European clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.