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Lisandro Martinez is attracted to playing in the Premier League amid Arsenal and Man United interest

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is attracted to playing in the Premier League as Arsenal make an improved £34m bid amid additional interest from Man United as the Gunners continue talks with Leeds United for Raphinha

  • Arsenal had an initial £30m offer rejected by Ajax for Lisandro Martinez
  • The Gunners are back with £34million offer plus add-ons up to £38million
  • Ajax maintains around £43m amid Manchester United interest
  • Mikel Arteta’s side also continues talks with Leeds United for Raphinha

Lisandro Martinez is drawn to the prospect of playing in the Premier League as Arsenal push for his signature.

The Gunners had an initial £30million offer rejected by defenders club Ajax but have returned with a £34million offer plus add-ons up to £38million.

However, Ajax is keeping an eye on around £43 million, knowing the Argentina international is also enamored with Manchester United.

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Lisandro Martinez attracted to Premier League play amid Arsenal interest

Mikel Arteta's side are back with a £34million offer plus extras for the defender

Mikel Arteta’s side are back with a £34million offer plus extras for the defender

Martinez has announced that he is happy with the Dutch champions and that he is very popular with both teammates and supporters in Amsterdam.

He is content with a low profile out of respect for the club and fans, but is believed to be following the interest in him closely.

The 24-year-old would be open to the opportunity to play in the Premier League and would be determined to seize his chance if the clubs can agree a fee.

However, Ajax is holding on for around £43m amid additional interest from Man United

However, Ajax is holding on for around £43m amid additional interest from Man United

United are interested in Martinez but have to sell first and Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly all want to move on.

United are currently focusing on closing a deal with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong and are also hoping to add Christian Eriksen to a freestyle.

Arsenal want Martinez as their main defensive addition and are continuing talks with Leeds United for Raphinha this week after securing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

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The Gunners also continue talks with Leeds United for winger Raphinha this week

Sportsmail reported that Arsenal have scheduled a meeting with Leeds this week as they aim to strike a deal for around £50million for Raphinha.

The Brazilian is also interested in Newcastle United, while Tottenham and Chelsea are expected to make offers, but Arsenal are seen as his Premier League.

Arsenal are looking to finalize their transfer cases early this summer to aid Arteta’s preparations.



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