‘Sevilla and Roma join Atletico Madrid in the transfer race to sign Alexandre Lacazette’ with doubts growing over his future at Arsenal
- Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Roma have all declared an interest in Lacazette
- The forward is entering the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer
- Lacazette has scored 11 goals in 25 Premier League appearances this term
- Arteta said Lacazette’s contract would be dealt with at the end of the season
Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Roma have all declared their interest in Alexandre Lacazette amid speculation over his future at Arsenal, according to reports.
Lacazette – who will enter the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer – has been in and out of the first team this season under Mikel Arteta, scoring 11 goals in 25 Premier League appearances.
As a result, Lacazette has been linked with a move away from North London this summer after moving to the Emirates from Ligue 1 club Lyon in 2017.
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has become hot property for the summer transfer window
Sevilla and Roma have joined Atletico Madrid in the transfer race to sign the striker
Atletico Madrid have been long term admirers of Lacazette, but ESPN FC have reported that Sevilla and Roma are also interested in signing the 29-year-old.
However, Arsenal are yet to decide on whether to cash in on the striker or extend his stay in North London.
Speaking of the summer transfer window, Arteta said: ‘We are planning everything for the summer, the same with the board, with [chief executive] Vinai [Venkatesham], with [non-executive director] Tim [Lewis], and with the owners.
Madrid have been long term admirers of Lacazette – who is entering the final year on his deal
Arteta previously stated that Lacazette’s contract would be dealt with at the end of the season
‘We are very clear on how we want to do it. When you have to change 10 or 12 things in one window [as in January] it’s a lot, and that has some consequences with what has happened in previous months and what is going to happen in the following months.
‘We still have to do quite a lot of things to do, but we will get to the point, hopefully, where it’s just ticking off a few things and the stability is there, because you need that as well to be consistent and be competitive.’
In addition, Arteta previously stated that Lacazette’s contract would be dealt with at the end of the season.