Arsenal handed £35m Lisandro Martinez transfer blow amid Atalanta chief’s Nuno Tavares admission

Atalanta director Lee Congerton has warned Edu that Arsenal may be unable to fund Mikel Arteta’s ‘top priority’ transfer for Lisandro Martinez this summer. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, but the sale of Nuno Tavares could prove pivotal in ultimately signing the Ajax defender.

The former Leicester City transfer chief admitted that it’s “really difficult” to attract Premier League players abroad amid the Italian side’s mission to sign Tavares. Congerton, head of senior recruitment at Atalanta, revealed the club’s long-standing interest in the…

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