Arsenal have made an improved £34m offer to Ajax for defender Lisandro Martinez.
The Argentina centre-back is Arsenal’s first-choice target for their defence but Ajax are said to want £43m for the 24-year-old reports the Daily Mail. Martinez is keen on a move to the Premier League this summer and the defender is also on Manchester United’s wishlist should they manage to sell any of their fringe defenders.
Talks are ongoing with both clubs at present but the centre-back will be going nowhere unless the Dutch side’s £43m valuation is met. The Eredivisie champions will not sell both Martinez and Jurrien Timber this summer reports Fabrizio Romano so this is a race of particular importance to Man United who have been linked to both players.