Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan
Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan

Premier League side Arsenal are going to try and sign Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez at the end of this season, as per Football Insider.

Manchester United and even Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the Argentine international because signing a centre-forward is a priority for both of them. These two English sides are expected to go after Martinez in the summer and now it looks like Mikel Arteta’s side have also joined the bandwagon.

Arsenal did sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City last year but he is currently the only world-class striker at the club this campaign. This makes sense why Mikel Arteta has zeroed in on someone like Lautaro Martinez.

Martinez has scored 12 goals in 22 Serie A games this season and his current contract with Inter expires in 2026 which means the club are in no hurry to offload him.

However, with so many big clubs being linked with him, we are sure Inter will allow him to leave if one of the suitors is willing to break the bank. His current market value is €75 million so anything in the range of €100-110 million should be enough to strike a deal.

If Arsenal can win the Premier League then they will have a major upper hand in this transfer race but at Man United and Chelsea, Lautaro Martinez can be the first-choice centre-forward.

United have let Ronaldo leave whereas Chelsea should sell off Romelu Lukaku which means at both these clubs someone like Martinez will be welcomed with open arms.

At Arsenal, he will have to battle it out with Gabriel Jesus and that’s the last thing he will want if he has a €100 million plus price tag on his shoulders. He’s started in 20 Serie A games for Inter this season so he will not be too eager to prove his worth all over again in a totally new league.

Martinez will want to join a side where he can get regular starts and at the moment Man United and Chelsea have a better chance of offering that. However, if Arsenal lift the trophy then Martinez might be tempted to join the English champions.