Arsenal have reportedly made contact with the agent of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez ahead of a potential summer transfer.
The Gunners are searching for an elite striker this summer, and they have been regularly linked with Martinez and Tammy Abraham.
Tottenham Hotspur recently made a £60m bid for the Argentine, but Inter remain reluctant to lose him after the sale of Romelu Lukaku.
Still, there is the optimism that Martinez could leave the club. He has the preference to play in the Premier League.
The Gunners have yet to match Spurs’ transfer offer, but they are making progress through Martinez’s agent.
The striker is currently on a weekly package of £81,000. They are willing to hand him a bumper wage package.
The hierarchy are ready to make him the club’s highest earner at £275,000-a-week if he chooses them.
Martinez was in superb form for Inter last term, bagging 19 goals and 11 assists from 48 games.
Inter are reluctant to lose both of their main strikers from their title-winning campaign.
However, things could change in a moment in what has been an enthralling summer transfer window.
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