Transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that a discreet meeting was held in London recently between Juventus and the agent of Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman has entered the final two years of his current deal with the Gunners and the club hasn’t shown the eagerness to get him on a new deal.
He is one of the important members of the current Arsenal setup and Mikel Arteta will look to keep all his key players.
The Spaniard has been busy in this transfer window and he didn’t rely so much on Lacazette as a striker towards the end of last season.
The Frenchman saw his position on the team shared with the young striker, Eddie Nketiah who had just returned from a loan spell at Leeds United.
He has been linked with a host of teams in this transfer window and Juventus is one of them.
Romano claims that the Old Ladies have met with his representatives, but the Italians will struggle to pay Arsenal’s asking price.
“I believe that he will stay,” Romano told YouTuber Lee Gunner in an interview for his channel.
“For sure his agents are speaking with many clubs.
“They spoke with Juventus, but Juventus can’t pay like €50million in this moment to sign Lacazette.
“They won’t pay this fee but the Juventus director Fabio Paratici was in England some days ago.
“He had a meeting with his agent but they did not find an agreement.
“In this moment I would have to say Juventus is a no. Inter is a no too, they will go with Lautaro [Martinez] and [Romelu] Lukaku next season so they are not going for Lacazette.”
Arsenal have also spoken about Lacazette with Atletico Madrid during talks for Thomas Partey.
Arteta has been clear that he is not interested in letting the player go but ultimately it’s the club’s hierarchy who may have the final say.
“Why would I want to lose a player like him? I’m really happy with him. I really like Alex, I said that even before I joined here that he is the type of striker that I really like,” Arteta said as quoted by the Express.
“I think he had periods where he was very unlucky because he was having the chances and not converting them which he is not used to.
“But the way he can link play, he’s a massive competitor he hates to lose. He goes for every ball, you see in every challenge how he’s ready to go. He works really hard and he’s a very intelligent player, I am really happy with him.”
Who will replace him as auba’s best friend on and off the pitch if he goes?😃
I will generously volunteer.
For a nominal fee. 🙃
🤣🤣 good one!
Ceballos confirmation ! Gutted no option to buy…
Very happy to have him back, Kenya!
On to partey now. Should finish this deal before the league starts. Which team did we play today?
Yes and that will be our window complete!!
England U21s played – Nketiah, Nelson and Saka…against Kosovo..
what I can say is that arsenal should let laca leave and extent auba’s contract,,then land lemar on the other hand
Lemar?????. Hell no thank you!
Let arsenal offer him back to Olympic Lyon to lure Aouar to Arsenal. Laca and Lyon might agree.
arsenal offered but doesnt mean club Lyon and player will agree to move
Something tells me he’ll come good this season 😊😊 let’s keep him. I do like when he scores against the walk alones and that celebration with auba😁
See if we can sell Bellerin first. We already have players who can fill that spot, and his sale can generate money for either Partey or Aouar. No way we get the players we want holding onto both Laca and Bellerin tho. Nobody is buying Guendouzi this window and not for anywhere close to 40mill. A shame that scouts are seeing through the hype and not pouncing for his signature. :/
price these days have inflated….if players like messi or Mbappe cost respetively above 600m and 300m
then Gouedenzi would worth 40m
lower league players are costing between 1m to 10m
I agree that it is possible, we are just really struggling to find a willing buyer. The market can be weird. Clubs will overpay for certain players but not others. Guendouzi’s hype and overinflation was highest last summer and now it is way down.
We need partey at all cost
Get rid of Guendouzi even without a net gain!
Then Bellerin and we can afford Partey
I am happy Ceballos is back. He already knows the system. He will only get better. It is looking less likely we would sign Thomas Partey. There is no movement in that direction. Maybe we can loan him from Athletico.
Arsenal want 50m for Laca. That put a smile on my face. We’re not just giving players away. Other teams aren’t willing to lower prices for us. Why should we be considerate?
If they can’t pay let’s keep our players.. when it comes to Arsenal clubs will be crying they don’t have money but when we want to buy you hear 50m.. pricing Rob holding 12m is criminal.. AMN 15m is disturbing.. when you think that championship players who will not make the Arsenal team like Ollie Watkins and Diangana are going for above 20m.. how much is Said Benrahma? I hate the fact that we always sell for peanuts and or players will request a termination.. we have to start recouping from our squad they are not shit players as Unai made us believe..
Laca plays his heart out should put Nketia on loan. Laca has more energy then this youngster, lumbers on doesnt come back to assist, waits for the ball to fall at his feet by the 50th minute hes all burnt out, plays with arrogance not passion. As for Laca, runs up and down holds up the ball well, waiting for the forwards to arrive, makes strong tackles, he may not score in many games but is a team player hoping the best for the club
And we want to sell this guy crazy .