Arsenal ‘ready to invest’ in Lautaro Martinez but Liverpool have other ideas

Lautaro Martinez was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, but the Inter Milan striker put that speculation to rest by signing a contract extension at San Siro until 2026.

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Liverpool plan to hijack Arsenal’s transfer for Lautaro Martinez who they are ‘ready to invest’ in the striker this summer.

The Inter Milan star was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer but the Argentine put that speculation to rest by signing a contract extension at San Siro until 2026.

Athletic claimed Martinez was interested in a move alongside Mikel Arteta in what would have been a ‘simple’ deal had Arsenal met their demands.

But reports from Italy last week suggest Martinez will be on the market again this summer, with the Gunners still interested in the 24-year-old as they search for a new No.9 following the departure of Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang in Barcelona. .

And it looks like Mikel Arteta’s men are ready to push the boat out for Martinez with the North Londoners “ready to invest” in Inter’s star man, according to Calciomercato, via Sport Witness.

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Arsenal are believed to face stiff competition from Manchester City, who are still in the hunt for Sergio Aguero’s successor.

Tottenham, who were linked with Martinez last summer, could also come into the equation if Antonio Conte were to find a replacement for Harry Kane.

And Liverpool are now the latest club to enter the race for Martinez as the report claims he is of interest to Jurgen Klopp.

Lionel Messi is one player who knows Martinez better than anyone after playing alongside him for Argentina in their Copa America win last summer.

And Paris Saint-Germain are full of praise for their compatriot and believe he has everything a striker needs.

The Barcelona legend previously said: “He’s spectacular. He has impressive qualities. You could tell he was going to be a great player and he’s showing it.

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“He is very strong, very good one-on-one, scores a lot of goals and in the box, he fights with anyone, holds his own, he can turn, scrap to win everything on his own. He has a lot of quality. It is very complete.

Martinez’s agent Beto Yaque responded to the comments at the time and revealed he was flattered to receive that level of praise from the ‘best in the world’ Messi.

He told Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo: “For Lauty, it’s surely a big compliment from the best in the world. I think it’s very nice and comforting for him.

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