Manchester United make improved £43m bid for Lisandro Martinez

Old Trafford Manchester United
Old Trafford Manchester United

Manchester United have reportedly made an improved £43million bid for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, but the Dutch side are yet to accept the offer.

According to Sportsmail, the Dutch side are waiting to see if Arsenal will make a rival bid as they look to stir up an auction between the Premier League sides.

The new offer tabled by Man United is reportedly £5 million more than what they offered last time. It is thought to be close to Ajax’s valuation, considering that the Dutch side are mindful that the 24-year-old is desperate for a move to England.

The defender, meanwhile, remains open to joining Arsenal if they meet Ajax’s valuation. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign RB Leipzig striker Brian Brobbey.

The Dutch youth international came through Ajax’s academy but left on a free transfer to the German club last summer before being loaned back to Erik ten Hag’s former side in January. 

His second spell at the club was hugely successful as Brobbey scored seven goals in 11 Eredivisie games and impressed ten Hag. 

Leipzig reportedly want £17million for the 20-year-old, who could also make a permanent return to Ajax.