Arsenal will “push once more” to signal Lisandro Martinez from Ajax however their “fundamental precedence” proper now’s touchdown Manchester Metropolis striker Gabriel Jesus, in accordance with Italian switch insider Fabrizio Romano.
The Gunners had been linked with a transfer to signal the Argentina worldwide final week as Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta appears to be like to bolster his defence forward of the 2022-23 season.
The Athletic reported on Friday that the Gunners had failed with a €30m provide for the 24-year-old after Ajax turned down the north London facet’s opening bid.
However Arsenal are anticipated to return with an improved proposal so as to get the signing over the road as Arteta continues to construct after their fifth-placed end final time period.
The north London facet have been closely linked with a swoop to signal Jesus from Manchester Metropolis, particularly after the Premier League champions signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Romano revealed on his Twitter account that Arsenal will “push once more” to signal the Ajax defender however the Italian journalist has claimed that technical director Edu has recognized Jesus as his fundamental goal this summer season.
Romano wrote on his Twitter page: “Arsenal plan to push once more with Ajax for Lisandro Martinez. He’s high goal for Arsenal, as revealed by [journalist] David Ornstein – Ajax turned down €30m opening bid as they actually hope to maintain Lisandro.
“…however been advised fundamental precedence for Edu today is Gabriel Jesus.”
Martinez has received back-to-back Eredivisie titles with Ajax underneath the administration for newly-appointed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
The Argentina worldwide moved to Ajax from Defensa y Justicia in Could 2019 following 4 seasons within the Argentine Premier Division.
The Gunners have thus far wrapped up offers for Sao Paulo ahead Marquinhos and FC Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira, in addition to goalkeeper Matt Turner this summer season as Arteta goals to steer Arsenal again into the highest 4 subsequent season.