Arsenal new boy Ben White got his first taste of action in a Gunners shirt on Sunday following his £50million move from Brighton.

The centre-back came off the bench in the friendly defeat to Chelsea as preparations for the new season continued at the Emirates.

Attentions are now turning to who could be the next through the door, but any hopes Arsenal had of landing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez appear to be fading quickly.

Inter have already rejected the offer of a player-plus-cash deal after Arsenal offered Alexandre Lacazette or Hector Bellerin in exchange.

And it seems they are unlikely to accept anything less than a huge windfall for the Argentine, after claims Martinez had a €111m (£95m) release clause in his contract which was active during the first two weeks of July.

Here Mirror Football takes a closer look at Martinez's situation and rounds up the rest of the Arsenal transfer gossip.

Gunners miss Martinez release clause

It seems Arsenal may have missed the boat to sign Lautaro Martinez.

According to Calciomercato, the Inter Milan striker had a €111m (£95m) release clause inserted in his contract - but it expired last month!

Arsenal would have had to match that fee in the first two weeks of July to bypass negotiations with Inter and get straight into personal terms with the forward.

It is unlikely Inter will now sell for an amount lower than that, which Arsenal would have struggled to meet anyway in the current climate.



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