Juventus have been dealt with a blow in their pursuit of centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette, who might prefer to remain in the PL. France international’s deal with the London giants expires in the summer and has many admirers from across the continent.
The 30-year-old striker, once a record signing for the Gunners, is on the verge of free agency when his deal expires at Emirates Stadium. The French striker could undoubtedly entertain pre-contract negotiations with any European clubs in winter, but the centre-forward will have to wait until the summer to discuss terms with PL teams.
The Gunners have already started looking for replacements despite some talk of an extension after the Frenchman’s fantastic performances this campaign.
The Spanish manager has been coy on the former Lyon striker’s situation, although it looks increasingly likely the centre-forward will depart Arsenal in the summer or in winter if an impressive offer arrives. Some teams have been keen on signing him in the upcoming winter transfer window.
The Gunners have placed a £10m price tag on him, although it’s unlikely Mikel Arteta will sanction any move without securing a reliable replacement. There is sufficient interest from the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla from Spain.
There are also admiring glances from PL sides, with Newcastle United one of the prime contenders to make a winter move. Man City were also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the striker, and it is now believed that Alexandre reportedly wants to further his career in England rather than moving to another league.