Report: Arsenal have offered both Bellerin and Lacazette to Inter for Lautaro Martinez
Arsenal are looking at signing Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan and have reportedly offered both Hector Bellerin and Alex Lacazette to the Italians.
Martinez has emerged a surprise target for the Gunners in recent days. Inter are said to be open to selling, if someone pays the required £68m or so it will take.
Arsenal are one of the teams in the mix, and now The Metro, which cites reports from Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, claims that the Gunners have offered both Bellerin and Lacazette to Inter.
However, while Arsenal are trying their best to get the pair off the books it seems, Inter Milan aren’t having any of it.
It’s claimed that the Milan outfit have flatly rejected Arsenal’s offer. They want straight cash for Martinez, and are only willing to do a deal on that basis.
That could well scupper the Gunners’ chances of landing the Argentinian superstar. Having just spent £50m on Ben White, the club need to ensure they keep funds back for any other targets. Mikel Arteta is thought to want a new goalkeeper, with Aaron Ramsdale of particular interest.
Martinez worth the money, if Arsenal can find it
You can’t blame Arsenal for trying it on here with Martinez. Inter do want Bellerin, so it was only natural for the Gunners to suggest a swap.
Of course, Inter’s money struggles mean cash is a must for them. They need to balance the books, while keeping Lukaku, and selling Martinez for big money is the best option.
If Arsenal are serious about this window being a big change for them, then they should find the money for Martinez. Yes, it’s a big outlay, but he could be a game changing signing as well.
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