Having seen the signing of Brazilian winger Raphinha seemingly snatched under their noses by Chelsea, now comes news that another Premier League club wants to muscle in on moves to bring Ajax defender Lisandro Martínez to North London.
The Gunners have already had one bid for the Argentine international turned down and have submitted a revised offer, but Manchester United have now entered the race, and Erik ten Hag is hoping to use his personal relationship with the player to tempt him to Old Trafford instead.
United have just concluded a deal for Feyenoord’s Tyrell Malacia and are in the final stages of securing the services of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, so now they want to turn their focus on Martínez.
The Eredivisie club are reported to want £43 million for the ,am who was voted their Player of the Season for last year.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.