Arsenal have been handed a boost in signing Lautaro Martinez, a report from football.london claims.
The Gunners have already spent £71 million on three players, and the spending spree could continue over the next few weeks.
Martinez has been identified as the prime striker target, but he won’t come on the cheap with a price tag of £65 million.
Inter have rejected a part-exchange deal for the Argentine, and the Gunners must make a straight-cash transfer offer.
According to football.london, the Gunners will have additional budget to spend on Martinez after Granit Xhaka‘s stay.
The club were keen on landing a central midfielder last month when Xhaka was fancied to join Roma in the Serie A.
The move did not materialise. The Switzerland international is now expected to sign a new long-term deal with the club.
The decision will spare the Gunners with transfer funds that could be used in the bid to land Martinez from the Nerazzurri.