Sampdoria have reportedly told Arsenal that they will have to improve their offer for Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the pair in recent weeks, and it has been claimed that the Premier League outfit have made a bid in the region of £37m.
Sampdoria appear to have other ideas regarding a fee, however, as the Daily Star reports that Arsenal are £7m short of their asking price.
That stance has the potential to derail any deal since Unai Emery has allegedly only been provided with a limited transfer budget for the summer window.
The report adds that Sampdoria - who finished in ninth position in the Serie A table this season - are not in any rush to part ways with two of their key men.