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Arsenal prepare renewed bid for Lisandro Martinez

Arsenal prepare renewed bid for Lisandro Martinez

Lisandro Martinez news

Arsenal pushing for Martinez
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Arsenal are willing to make a renewed transfer offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, according to The Express.

The Gunners are keen on signing the Argentina international this summer as they look to bolster the left-back position.

Their opening bid of around £25m was rejected by Ajax, but the club are prepared to come again with a fresh proposal.

The Dutch champions are reluctant to lose their prized asset, but a package of £40m could tempt them to do business.

Martinez is a left-footed central defender by trade, but can also operate from the left-back or defensive midfield roles.

The Gunners view him as a potential competitor for left-back Kieran Tierney, who has been largely injury-prone.

With the hectic schedule due to the World Cup, manager Mikel Arteta may ideally want to rotate his defensive options.

Martinez would be a perfect fit. The Argentine is a strong tackler, who is good in the air and excels with his passing.

Arsenal are prepared to loan out Nuno Tavares if they sign Martinez.