Arsenal want to make necessary changes in the squad this summer. The side under Mikel Arteta wants to bounce back stronger with some new additions and young faces.
Arsenal have already completed two signings this summer. They signed left back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. However Arsenal now want to strengthen their attack.
Arsenal interested in Lautaro Martinez
According to a report from The Telegraph, Arsenal are interested in the Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez. In fact, the technical director of Arsenal, Edu Gaspar, had recently contacted Inter Milan regarding their star player.
The Arsenal management has made a decision to sell Alexandre Lacazette. The player has been out of form since he arrived. Arsenal want to keep only one player between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette. As a result of that decision Arsenal have decided to sell Lacazette.
However, Lacazette is available in the transfer market for only £15 million. Atletico Madrid have been long time admirers of the French International. Likewise, they want to move for him in this transfer window as well.
The Gunners have now focused their attention on the Argentine International Lautaro Martinez. The 23-year-old has been going through phenomenal form. Moreover, he won the Serie A title with Inter Milan last season and he also won the Copa America with Argentina this month.
Though Inter Milan have stated in the past that they are not willing to sell their star player. But it is quite evident that the Italian club is struggling financially. It is almost certain that they have to at least sell one of their star players. But the real question is who will that star be. Lautaro Martinez can certainly be that star if the right offer arrives.
Arsenal plotting player plus cash deal
According to a report from Football Insider, Arsenal are trying to make a player plush cash offer to Inter Milan. They are willing to include Hector Bellerin in the deal.
Inter Milan has been interested in the Spaniard since the beginning of the transfer window. After the sale of their right back player Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The Serie A side had decided to move for Hector Bellerin.
Hector Bellerin had already stated that he wants to leave Arsenal this summer. The talks were already ongoing between the two clubs for the transfer of Hector Bellerin. But the deal seems to be off since Inter Milan are having financial problems.
Hector Bellerin joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2011. He has made nearly 183 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League alone. The Spaniard was highly rated when he arrived. His pace was just brilliant, which made Arsenal’s counter attack ability even more dangerous. But Bellerin has lost his pace and form after a series of long-term injuries in the past.
Arsenal have decided to include Hector Bellerin in a deal for Lautaro Martinez. The Argentina International is valued at £75 million and Arsenal are not willing to pay £75 million. Moreover, the inclusion of Hector Bellerin in the deal will reduce the price of Lautaro Martinez. It could be a win-win situation for everyone involved.