Arsenal ‘express interest in signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez but deal could be dependent on departure of Alexandre Lacazette’
- Arsenal have expressed an interest in signing Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez
- A deal for Martinez could be dependent on whether Alexandre Lacazette leaves
- Arsenal asked Inter about Martinez during negotiations over Hector Bellerin
Arsenal are interested in a move for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as manager Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options.
As reported by The Athletic, Arsenal are exploring a possible deal for Martinez, who scored 17 goals in 38 Serie A appearances for Inter last season.
The report states that Arsenal have asked about Martinez’s availability during negotiations over a deal that could see Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin move to Italy.
Arsenal have expressed an interest in securing a move for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez
A deal for Martinez is likely to be dependent on the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, who is said to have been mentioned to Inter.
If Martinez was to depart this summer then his salary would increase significantly, with the Argentina international currently earning around £2.13 million (€2.5 million per year).
A move to bring in Martinez is likely to be dependent on the departure of Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal enquired about Martinez during negotiations regarding right-back Hector Bellerin
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought in three players so far in this transfer window
Inter are adjusting to a new financial model and consequently may have to make some significant sales.
Arsenal have been linked with Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, but bringing in Martinez would be a significant statement.
Mikel Arteta’s side have already signed three players this summer, bringing in Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga.