Arsenal make improved £34m offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez

Arsenal make improved £34m offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez as Mikel Arteta hopes to get the club’s summer business wrapped up early… but the Dutch club want at least £43m

  • Arsenal are chasing the Ajax defender who is an Argentina international
  • Move of Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal is expected imminently after agreement struck
  • Meeting is planned between Arsenal and Leeds this week over Raphinha

Arsenal have made an improved £34million offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

The Argentina centre-back is Arsenal’s prime target for their defence but is valued around £43m.

Talks are ongoing with the 24-year-old keen on a move to the Premier League. He is also on Manchester United’s wishlist should they manage to sell any of their fringe defenders.

Lisandro Martinez is Arsenal’s top defensive target this summer with the club wanting to sign a left-sided centre back

Arsenal want to wrap up transfer business early this summer to aid Mikel Arteta’s preparations. 

They have agreed terms on a £45m deal for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus and plan a further meeting with Leeds United this week for Brazilian winger Raphina.

Talks over a defensive midfielder have been put on hold as they concentrate on priority areas and their offer for Martinez reflects how important they consider him to their project.

The announcement of Jesus to Arsenal should come this week after an agreement was reached

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