Arsenal star with an expiring contract has a new suitor

Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a transfer target for AS Roma in this transfer window.

The Frenchman has less than 12 months left on his current Arsenal deal and the Gunners would rather sell him than offer him an extension.

The striker is the second oldest attacker at the club now and they don’t have the appetite to keep him and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on new deals.

Roma is looking to add a striker to their squad from the Premier League, as they also have an interest in Tammy Abraham.

However, they want to sign the Chelsea man on loan, but the Blues want an outright sale as they close in on sealing the signing of Romelu Lukaku.

Gazetta Dello Sport says Roma is now targeting Lacazette, who would be the second Arsenal player to enter their radar this summer, after Granit Xhaka.

The striker is, however, not keen to join them because he wants his next club to play in the Champions League.

This could become a stumbling block in Arsenal’s bid to offload him now instead of letting him run down his contract.

After missing out on European football last season, his goals could help the Gunners break back into the top four if he cannot secure a move away from the Emirates.

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19 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Saw this rumour this morning….I honestly don’t know if Jose is just trying to stuff us around or what.

    Personally I’d offer Laca a 1 year extension on the same wages and then we at least have a little time on our side.

    1. Dan kit says:

      Lol definitely Jose having a laugh at our expense.
      Seeing they have probably just spent their summer cash on Abraham.

      1. PJ-SA says:

        There’s been talk of Arsenal meeting with Tammy’s people today.

        I can actually see Laca going to Roma and us getting Abraham, although I hope not.

  2. DaJuhi says:

    Roma are skint. They cant afford his wages.

  3. RSH says:

    I think we’ve had enough of Roma for one summer….

    1. Durand says:

      RSH
      Agree totally with you.
      It will never get passed negotiations; Roma probably off £12 million plus add ons.

      Let calls from Roma go straight to voice-mail, or just block the call outright.

  4. VasC says:

    I salute Laca for his character!!!

  5. Miss.Sarcasm says:

    Heard something along the lines of Abraham holding out for Arsenal and had agreed personal terms with us but Chelsea have agreed the fee with Roma.

    Who knows anymore.

    1. SueP says:

      No more than you

      1. Miss.Sarcasm says:

        What?

  6. Havyn says:

    He has to go. His goals record is abysmal.

    170 games with 65 goals in all competition not good. Bought for 52m? Paid 182k per week? Should’ve long gone.

    Is the reason French national team prefers Giroud to him.

  7. blave says:

    Seems like Inter may be looking for another striker shortly. Maybe we can sell one of our guys to them.

  8. Glorious says:

    Abraham is actually the target for Roma, Lacazzete will stay with us this season.

  9. Adiva says:

    Does anyone think Italian club can offer as much as the wage our players are on let alone more. Xhaka is happy to stay because Roma offer him less. If they have offer him more he would have asked for transfer request. The only way we can shifted them out is if we offer to pay part of their wages

    1. Durand says:

      Think Xhaka agreed at pay cut with Roma, but I could be wrong. Problem was Roma tried low-balling the fee.

      1. Adiva says:

        Then that shows how desperately he want to ditch us and we crawling backing back to him with 2 years contract.

  10. Reggie says:

    Until we find out if Auba has got over his slump, selling Lacca for me, again, would be selling the wrong player for the wrong reason. Lacca brought far more to the team last year than Auba. It all seems haphazard and clumbsy at Arsenal at the moment.

  11. Biscuitbum says:

    !00% fake news!

  12. gunnerforlife says:

    I wouldnt want Laca gone specially if we are going in for Abraham. Laca plays his heart out for Arsenal, fights for every ball, has got good hold up play and link up play and if his goal scoring improves this season as compared to last, than definitely he must stay. And also with Aubas current form, Laca is a must for the team.

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