Arsenal ‘show interest in Lautaro Martinez, but deal could depend on Alexandre Lacazette’

Arsenal make bold move for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez as they ‘inquire about him during negotiations with Hector Bellerin’ – and the striker ‘Would be interested in joining but any deal will depend on Alexandre Lacazette sale’

  • Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Lautaro Martinez . from Inter Milan
  • A deal for Martinez could depend on whether or not Alexandre Lacazette leaves
  • Arsenal asked Inter for Martinez during Hector Bellerin . negotiations

Arsenal are interested in signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as manager Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options.

As reported by the athleticArsenal are investigating a potential deal for Martinez, who scored 17 goals in 38 Serie A appearances for Inter last season.

The report says Arsenal have asked about Martinez’s availability during negotiations over a deal that could see Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin move to Italy and that the Argentine star would be open to making the switch.

Arsenal have expressed interest in securing a transfer for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez

A deal for Martinez is likely to be conditional on the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, who has reportedly been named at Inter, although the Italian side prefers a direct cash offer.

If Martinez were to leave this summer, his salary would rise significantly, with the Argentina international currently earning around £2.13 million (€2.5 million a year).

A move to bring in Martinez is likely to depend on Alexandre Lacazette's departure

A move to bring in Martinez is likely to depend on Alexandre Lacazette’s departure

Arsenal inquired about Martinez during negotiations for right-back Hector Bellerin

Arsenal inquired about Martinez during negotiations for right-back Hector Bellerin

Inter is adapting to a new financial model and may need to realize some important sales as a result.

Arsenal have been linked with Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, but signing Martinez would be an important statement.

Mikel Arteta’s squad has already signed three players this summer, with Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought in three players so far in this transfer window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought in three players so far in this transfer window

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