Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are determined to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, a player incoming Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing to Stamford Bridge.
InterLive have reported that Arsenal have been very impressed by Chelsea target Lautaro Martinez and are keen on signing the striker from Inter Milan in the summer transfer window.
There could be be a “blitz” from the Gunners for the Argentina international striker, according to the report, which has added that the North London club “could do everything” to secure his services.
The report has claimed that an offer of €80 million (£70 million) from Arsenal could convince Inter to sell the 25-year-old.
Arsenal determination to sign Lautaro Martinez worrying for Chelsea
In our view, Arsenal’s determination to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan is worrying for Chelsea.
As we mentioned earlier in this piece, Chelsea are interested in the £184,000-a-week (SalarySport) striker, who won the 2022 Qatar World Cup with Argentina.
According to The Daily Mail, Pochettino wants to sign Martinez for Chelsea.
The Argentine manager is reportedly on the verge of becoming the new Chelsea manager.
Yes, Chelsea are a big club, but so are Arsenal, who have challenged for the Premier League title this season and will play in the UEFA Champions League next campaign.
Gabriel Jesus is the number one striker at the Gunners, but Martinez can play in a front-two and is also more prolific.
The chance to play for Arsenal could be very appealing for Martinez, who has helped Inter reach the UEFA Champions League final this season.
The 25-year-old has scored 20 goals and given five assists in 25 Serie A starts, and has scored three goals and provided three assists in 11 UEFA Champions League starts for Inter this campaign.