By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline
Published: 15:25 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 16:37 BST, 8 September 2020
Aston Villa are pushing to sign Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal in time for their opening league fixture against Sheffield United next week.
Martinez has been identified as Villa’s No1 goalkeeping target as Tom Heaton will not have recovered from his knee injury in time for the start of the campaign, while Pepe Reina – on loan from AC Milan for the second half of last season – returned to Italy and joined Lazio.
Villa’s most recent offer is believed to be around the £15million mark.
Aston Villa want to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez by their first match next week