Deal on: Arsenal to agree deal for Denis Suarez alternative

Arsenal have made step up their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid star Gelson Martins, according to reports bouncing in the media.

Arsenal are reportedly locked in talks to bring in another La Liga player. Signing Barcelona’s Denis Suárez is on the cards, but Gunners can only approve a loan move for the youngster who has been mooted to join Arsenal this month.

Nonetheless, Arsenal have turned their eyes to the eastern part of the Spain, and are pressing to sign Atleti star Martin according to reports bouncing about in the media.

Reports in Portuguese Newspaper O Jogo is claiming that Arsenal have tabled a bid for the frontman, who is tipped to leave the Spanish outfit this month.

The Madrid outfit are planning to move some players out to free up space, as they haggle out a settlement for fumbling Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.

Morata has been eyed by the Spanish club as a target this month. Martins, just like Morata has failed to nail down a spot at the La Liga outfit since arriving last summer.

The 23-year-old has also been linked with a move to Liverpool, though that has silenced.

Martín has only started once in the La Liga for Atleti. However, he’s managed to start just 12 games this season under Diego Simeone.