Arsenal boost in Lisandro Martinez transfer race with Ajax ‘considering improved £34m bid’ in blow to Man Utd | The Sun

Arsenal boost in Lisandro Martinez transfer race with Ajax ‘considering improved £34m bid’ in blow to Man Utd | The Sun

AJAX are reportedly considering Arsenal's £34million bid for defender Lisandro Martinez.

The Gunners are ready to splash the cash in back-to-back summer transfer windows.

Boss Mikel Arteta is on course to clear £100m in transfer fees having already shelled out £40m on Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner.

Arsenal are also closing in on £45m Gabriel Jesus, with the Manchester City star arriving for his medical on Tuesday.

And according to the Evening Standard, Martinez could be the next big money summer signing to arrive through the doors at the Emirates.

After failing with an initial £26m bid, Arsenal have upped their offer to £34m, which is under consideration from Ajax.

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The news comes as a blow to other interested party Manchester United, who are yet to make their move.

Former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is in charge of the Red Devils and is looking at a number of his former players.

Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong could move to Old Trafford to reunite with Ten Hag.

Ajax's Antony is also on the Red Devils' radar this summer alongside Martinez.

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However, the Dutch champions are under no pressure to sell having made profit on Ryan Gravenberch and possibly Sebastien Haller in the coming weeks.

Ajax are prepared to play hardball over the player they rate at around £45m.

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