Report – Arsenal star tops Juventus striker shopping list

Gianluca Dimarzio via Sun Sport claims that Alexandre Lacazette is a top transfer target for Juventus this summer.

The Old Ladies have just named Andrea Pirlo as their new manager and the former midfielder is planning an overhaul of their team.

They won the Serie A title this season, but they fell short in the Italian Cup and Champions League which was bad enough to see Maurizio Sarri get sacked.

The Italians are now looking to rebuild their team and Pirlo wants a new striker.

Lacazette who scored 10 league goals for Arsenal this season is reportedly ahead of their other striker targets.

The same report also claims that the Old Ladies also want to sign Wolves’ Raul Jimenez as he has been recommended by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Lacazette is their number one choice.

The Gunners have reportedly been offered a chance to exchange the Frenchman for the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Douglass Costa or Cristiano Romero.

Arsenal is currently putting all their efforts into getting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a new deal.

However, Lacazette also has just under two seasons left on his current contract, but the Gunners don’t look keen on offering him an extension at the moment.

The report claims that they value him at £30 million, but Juventus want to land him in a swap deal.

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8 Comments

  1. Jah son says:

    I will ask again
    Is Willian a replacement for Aubameyang on the left

    1. Jack Door says:

      No Arteta plans to play him centrally

    2. The Deluded One says:

      @Jah Son I very much doubt that. Auba was joint top score as a left winger last season. No central striker in the leageue was better than him that year. He was 1 goal from joint top scorer this year. And Vardy, as a central striker scored 1 more.

      Auba is perfect on the left wing. It would be insanity to shift him to the center.

      Arteta has also spoken about wanting an AM, so my guess is that Willian will play as a nr 10.

    3. Jo-Gunz says:

      I have no qualms if Auba is to operate from the left wing. Dude equaled his goal scoring feat last year on that wing and with an average team imo on both occasions..
      Willian can play in 3 different positions very well as we already know, which is better than just playing on the left.
      Mikel Arteta to me has proven to be a very very good coach and I am for his decisions.
      Let us fully support our coach.
      He wants the best for us all including himself and he has the quality and can do it.
      For whatever he did to our supposedly dead woods to be somehow active, I really do not mind whoever he brings in because he knows how he wants to play and who can help him do that.
      Arteta Mikel will make it tick and I wanna believe that.

  2. Liam says:

    No Willian is not a replacement for Abameyang. Willian has been brought in as he can beat his marker and start attacks. Don’t be surprised to see him play slightly infront of Xhaka and Ceballos to add creativity in the middle. Other option is Rw which is the opposite side to Abameyang. Furthermore Abameyang could be playing centrally if the Lacazette rumours are true.

  3. Sean says:

    No to Laca leaving.
    No to AMN leaving.
    Unless for silly money!

  4. RSH says:

    Perfect time to sell. We can get good money for him and fund our other transfers. Everyone wants Partey, Aouar, and Gabriel… You think they are going to come with no outgoings??? You think Sokratis, Holding will sell for a lot? We cannot even get Guendouzi out yet.

  5. The Deluded One says:

    @RSH But if we get say 30 M for Laca, would we not need to reinvest in a new striker? Could we get anyone better than Laca for 30 M? Not sure we get much over for other transfer from selling him.

    If we do not want to give him a new contract we have to sell though. Completely agree with the need to sell for good money though.

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