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Arsenal are in a battle with Newcastle United over a deal to sign Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins on loan for the rest of the season, according to report via The Sun.
Unai Emery has confirmed he’s in the market for a wide attacker to add some creativity to our ranks as Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for the rest of the season while Mesut Ozil has been frozen out by the Arsenal boss in recent weeks.
Martins has emerged as a potential target with the Daily Star citing reports out of Portugal as claiming earlier this week that Arsenal have put forward a proposal to sign the winger on loan until the end of the season.
The 23-year-old has been tipped to leave Atletico just six months after joining the club from Sporting Lisbon as he’s struggled to hold down a regular place in Diego Simeone’s side having started just 1 La Liga game this campaign.
The Sun are now citing a report from AS that claims Atletico Madrid are ready to let Martins leave on loan this month as they look to make room for the arrival of Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.
However, the Spanish outlet says Arsenal will face competition from Newcastle United after Rafa Benitez’s side expressed their interest in taking Martins to St James’ Park and have offered to pay around £4m as a loan fee.