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Davide Torchia, Rugani’s agent, has revealed that Arsenal are keen on the Juventus centre-back. In an interview with Radio Sportiva in Italy, Torchia spoke openly about Arsenal’s interest in his client:
“Arsenal? They didn’t launch any assaults for him. They expressed a liking for him, but we have respect for Juventus,” he said. Arsene Wenger is in the market for defensive upgrades after failing to land Jonny Evans in the winter window.
Meanwhile, Racing Club have rejected a third Inter Milan bid for Martinez, believed to be in the region of €20 million, with the Argentine side holding out for more.
Arsenal, as well as Liverpool, are long-term admirers of the 20-year-old forward and will see this as a boost.
Martinez has regularly caught the eye of the new-look recruitment system at Arsenal and the club are looking to put together a package to bring him to London in the summer, according to reports in the Mirror.
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