Barcelona approach Arsenal to resume talks over forward

Barcelona remains interested in signing Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette as they look to bolster their squad.

The Frenchman has entered the final year of his current deal at the Emirates and Arsenal is unlikely to get him on a new one.

He can sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club in January if he continues to play with no Arsenal contract.

Todofichajes says Barcelona considered signing him in the last transfer window, but they couldn’t get it sorted as they tried to offload some of their players.

Barca will try to sign a few players in the January transfer window and the report claims that one of the players they will sign is Lacazette.

It says they had established contact with the Gunners before now and they will resume talks to sign him when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.

Lacazette has struggled to fit into Mikel Arteta’s plans and even when he performs well for a few games, he still gets benched for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He has attracted interest from the likes of Atletico Madrid previously and it would be interesting to see which of his suitors eventually signs him when the transfer window reopens.

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  1. PJ-SA says:

    This is how I see it playing out

    – clubs will approach with a low offer in Jan
    – it will be lower than we want
    – we’ll refuse and play hardball
    – it will drag out
    – Laca will be forced to see out his contract

    Instead of taking a lower offer and getting some cash + wages off our books, we’ll probably get nothing. If history is anything to go by, hopefully we’ve learnt.

    1. DaJuhi says:

      Yes, exactly what I predicted to happen as well.

      Same as the insane logic with Xhaka:

      > Receive a low offer
      > Ask for more
      > Receive more, but still consider it low
      > Play hardball despite only ONE club showing interest
      > Renew contract for some idiotic reason thinking someone will actually offer more next year when he’s turned 30
      > 2022: Receive even lower offer than a year ago
      > Accept the offer, but don’t learn your lesson

    2. jon fox says:

      Sadly, I agree! Until we get another proven striker, that means one who scores sufficient goals, I DO NOT THINK WE CAN AFFORD TO LET Laca go for peanuts.
      I do not rate Nketiah and Balogun looks to have along way to go yet. MARTINELLI hardly ever plays so that tells me something of how he is not enough valued to play a key part, whether rightly or wrongly. IMO, it is wrongly!

  2. Arsenaler says:

    He’ll probably be extend After scoring few goals.

    But, Time for him to go and play CL and for title, leave Arsenal mess behind him.

    If not, he’ll stay for a good check as Xhaka.

  3. Grandad says:

    Personally, I think Lacca is our best all round CF and he should be playing, as he links well with the likes of ESR, Saka and Odegaard.Auba is the guy we should be trying to sell imo.No doubt I will incur the wrath of many on JA who fundamentally disagree, but in terms of creating for others , workrate and football intelligence,Lacca is superior to Auba.

  4. sermet mehmet says:

    I love to watch Auba play, but sadly, i agree that we should be starting Lacca in all games, and rest one of the young guns. Hope to see him in the Burnley game. Lacca can play behind auba.

    Why have we not offered to extend his contract?

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