Atletico Madrid are said to be the frontrunners to sign Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, who is also being pursued by Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Gunners have expressed an interest in the Argentine striker, who is valued at £75 million, as they seek to strengthen their attack.
Martinez, though, appears to be on his way to Atletico Madrid, according to a fresh rumor.
Inter are willing to trade their teenage striker if a decent deal comes in, according to recent reports.
Martinez has been a standout performer for the Nerazzurri over the last two seasons, creating a fantastic attacking connection with Romelu Lukaku.
The 23-year-old also scored three goals in the Copa America 2021 event, which helped Argentina win the tournament.
Atletico recently signed Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese, and they are now hoping to sign Martinez, a fellow countryman who could be a great long-term successor to Luis Suarez.
Following a successful 20/21 season in which they won La Liga, Diego Simeone wants to add more depth to the squad.
Even if the Gunners are unable to sign the Argentine, they may pursue Tammy Abraham, another striker target.
Last summer, Martinez was extensively connected with a move to Barcelona, but the deal fell through due to Inter’s high asking price.
After sliding down Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order, Abraham has been linked with a move away from Chelsea.