Tottenham have agreed to a £60 million trade for Lautaro Martinez, who has a strong Arsenal bid on the table.
Lautaro Martinez could now be on his way to Tottenham, who have reportedly agreed to a deal worth more than £60 million.
Lautaro Martinez is believed to have a ‘huge’ offer from Arsenal on the table, according to sources, but the Gunners will need to step up their interest with a formal proposal shortly if they want to beat Tottenham to the signing. Spurs have reportedly signed a £60 million deal to sign the striker with Inter Milan this morning as they look to bolster their attacking options.
It comes just a day after Inter agreed to sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea for £97.5 million, but it now appears that their fire sale will continue.
Despite the anger from supporters, the Serie A winners have been dealing with financial difficulties off the field since earlier this year, and selling their most valuable assets was the quickest and most economical way of clearing the debt.
Martinez could follow strike partner Romelu Lukaku to Paris Saint-Germain after Archaf Hakimi joined the club for about £50 million.
Tottenham isn’t the only club in London that has expressed an interest in Martinez.
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“Lautaro has large personal offer on table from Arsenal – time for Inter to come up with offer if they really want him,” he tweeted. The Gunners’ interest in the player was well publicized some weeks ago, when an ambitious enquiry was sent to Inter Milan.
Mikel Arteta would like to bring in another top-tier centre-forward, but Arsenal lacks the financial strength to do so following the £50 million purchase of Ben White.
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Spurs now appear to be ready to strike as they prepare to lift the ante in the transfer market as they close in on a new striker.
It’s unclear whether they intend to do so. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”