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Arsenal target, Lautaro Martinez is close to agreeing upon a deal to move from Racing club to Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old front man had a brilliant 2016/17 season, scoring nine goals across 23 appearances in the league, with top clubs such as the Gunners, Real Madrid and Monaco all keeping tabs on the Argentinian youth international.

However, after attracting attention of compatriot Diego Simeone, it is now Atletico Madrid who are currently in poll position to sign Martinez, as reported by talkSPORT.

A January move form Buenos Aires to Madrid is heavily talked about among Argentinian press outlets, with a deal worth £10.75m allegedly already agreed upon between Atletico Madrid and Racing Club.

Following the expiry of the Rojiblancos’ transfer ban, Martinez will likely be the first signing of the 2017/18 campaign for Los Rojiblancos, with the deal expected to be finalised by the time the window re-opens in the new year.

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