Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is claimed to have turned down an offer from Newcastle after talks with the club in recent days.
The Frenchman is into the final months of his current deal, with his current deal set to terminate this summer, and he is allowed to talk to foreign clubs over a potential free transfer come the end of the term.
My understanding is that Premier League clubs are not allowed to talk to players until they are into the final weeks of their contracts however, not without permission from his current club, which tells me this story may be completely untrue, but TuttoMercatoWeb claims that they have held talks in recent days.
The report claims that he has been offered a three year deal on €8 Million per season, but that Laca is unwilling to commit to join with their club currently under the threat of relegation.
I don’t see why Arsenal would allow the Frenchman to discuss terms with Newcastle ahead of a potential free transfer in the summer, but if we really are closing in on a top striker this month, we could well consider cashing in as opposed to losing him for nothing in the coming months.