Last weekend, we carried a report from Sport Mediaset, who claimed Lautaro Martínez doesn’t fancy a move to Arsenal.
Arsenal are not the only English club looking at the Inter Milan star as they are joined by their north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, according to Tuttosport.
The outlet explains the Serie A winners have the need to raise more funds, even after cashing in on Achraf Hakimi’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain.
Martínez and Romelu Lukaku are the ‘two great contenders’, and one of their sales can help the Nerazzurri generate the money required.
Along with Mikel Arteta’s side, there’s ‘perhaps Tottenham too’ who have their sights set on the Argentina international. However, joining either Arsenal or Spurs ‘doesn’t appeal’ to the 23-year-old.
Instead of making a switch to the Premier League, the attacker prefers a move to Spain.
Barcelona, who looked at Martínez in the past, have strengthened their strike-force by adding Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay to their squad, while Real Madrid’s priorities are elsewhere.
Atlético Madrid, who want him this summer, ‘offered little’ money of around €40m. Inter are asking for €80m, but an offer of around €70m plus bonuses ‘would make everyone falter’.
Even if Tottenham [or Arsenal] were to submit a €70m bid, a deal may be difficult to conclude because the South American doesn’t favour a move to England.