Euro Paper Talk: Edu finds striker answer as Arsenal nudge towards tasty Inter Milan raid
Arsenal are ready to meet Inter’s price tag for Lautaro Martinez following talks with the player’s agent, Manchester United are going all out for an £83m signing from Italy, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk has news of an unprovoked dig from the Spanish media towards Liverpool over the Mohamed Salah saga.
LAUTARO MARTINEZ TRANSFER TALKS FOR ARSENAL
Arsenal are reportedly locked in talks over a summer swoop for Lautaro Martinez after Inter Milan set them an achievable price.
The Argentina forward has emerged as Inter’s most potent attacking weapon this season in the wake of Romelu Lukaku’s departure. Indeed, Martinez has scored 16 times this season and weighed in with two assists.
That form saw Martinez rewarded with a new Inter Milan deal in October. As such, the 24-year-old is now tied to the San Siro until summer 2026.
However, Calciomercato lets it be known that Martinez remains available for sale if a suitor meets their asking price. And the Italian outlet claims that has been set at £58.5m – a price within the Gunners’ means.
Indeed, Arsenal are desperate to recruit at least one new striker this summer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exit to Barcelona in January has seen the Gabon striker enjoying a new lease of life. And Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah look set to follow him out the exit door this summer, with both free agents.
As a result, Arsenal are exploring potential deals for a number of options. To that end, Alexander Isak, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tammy Abraham and Darwin Nunez are all being linked. However, Monday’s Paper Talk suggested a deal for another striker, Victor Osimhen, might be too costly for Mikel Arteta.
Edu talks with Lautaro Martinez agent
But it very much appears the light is green as far as Martinez is concerned.
Calciomercato are convinced Inter are willing to sell, with Atletico Madrid also sniffing around.
However, it is Arsenal seemingly in the driving seat amid claims that Edu has already held talks with his agent.
Arsenal considering move for Lautaro Martinez
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Inter Milan's forward Lautari Martinez as they look for possible attacking reinforcements to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who could be on his way out of the Emirates.
The Arsenal technical director is trying to find out if the player is willing to move to England. If so, he can become the new face of Arsenal’s attack. And the move will become far more attractive if the Gunners manage to secure Champions League football next season.
The report adds that, should the deal go through, Inter will move for Paulo Dybala as a replacement.
Dybala is also the subject of interest from Atletico too.
SPANISH MEDIA IN UNSAVOURY CLAIM ABOUT SALAH AND LIVERPOOL
Liverpool are being cruelly branded a ‘selling club’ with Barcelona told any sort of offer for Mohamed Salah will convince the Reds to sell. (AS)
Roma will demand just £15m from Newcastle for Jordan Veretout with the midfielder setting his heart on a move to Tyneside this summer. (Corriere della Sera)
Manchester United must reportedly pay £66m this summer if they want to beat PSG to the signing of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Il Messaggero)
West Ham are in ‘first place’ for Nikola Milenkovic, with a report claiming the player is open to a move to London. (Corriere Fiorentino)
Fiorentina are keeping a close watch on Diogo Dalot and are planning a summer swoop if Alvaro Odriozola returns to Real Madrid. (La Nazione)
Giorgio Chiellini will leave Juventus this summer and spend at least one season playing in MLS. (La Nazione)
LEEDS MAKING OSCAR MINGUEZA A TOP TARGET
Leeds United are pushing ahead with plans to sign Oscar Mingueza, with Barcelona willing to accept a loan or permanent transfer. That move looks set to go through regardless of Barca’s interest in Raphinha. (Sport)
Real Madrid are setting a June 30 deadline for Marco Asensio to accept a new deal. Failure to do so will see the winger sold, amid growing links from Liverpool. (Sport)
Robert Lewandowski will sign for Barcelona this summer in a £60m deal, with personal terms reportedly agreed. (Sport)
Paulo Dybala will not be signing for Barcelona this summer with Xavi considering the free-agent Juventus star ‘overrated’. (El Nacional)
Real Betis and Villarreal are reportedly battling to sign Romain Saiss, with the midfielder available on a free this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Isco, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard will all likely leave Real Madrid this summer, with Arsenal and West Ham keeping a close watch.
MAN UTD TO GO BIG FOR TAMMY ABRAHAM
Manchester United will make Tammy Abraham their No 1 summer priority and are ready to pay Roma’s daunting £83.4m asking price. (Corriere dello Sport)
Isco is a possible target for Fiorentina after using the international break to visit Florence. (Mundo Deportivo)
Everton are also at the front of the queue to sign Jovic, should the Toffees avoid the drop. (Marca)
Arsenal and Manchester United target Victor Osimhen is likely to cost £83m this summer with Napoli seemingly unwilling to sell. (Correire dello Sport)
Napoli may move for Memphis Depay as a possible replacement for Osimhen, with Tottenham also keen on the Barcelona man. (Sport)
Chelsea remain hopeful of a summer deal for Aurelien Tchouameni amid denials he’s already agreed personal terms with Real Madrid. (Le Parisien)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona links to Raphinha are seemingly premature with Leeds not in receipt of a bid. Furthermore, the Whites are refusing to talk about the situation until Premier League safety is secure. (AS)
Barcelona midfielder Pedri is urging his side to bring Lionel Messi back to the club this summer following his difficult spell at PSG. (La Vanguardia)
Philippe Coutinho is willing to take a big pay cut to push through a permanent move to Aston Villa this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Roberto Mancini will remain in charge of Italy despite their embarrassing World Cup play-off exit to North Macedonia. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona face a decision with Clement Lenglet this summer with the defender a long way down their pecking order. (Mundo Deportivo)
Super-agent Jorge Mendes is working on deals to take Darwin Nunez and Tammy Abraham to Tottenham amid more claims over Harry Kane’s future. (The Athletic)