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Atletico Madrid to tempt Arsenal by offering choice of three players in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette

first_img Comment Arsenal have been interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta remains keen to bolster his midfield, particularly in light of the complications surrounding a possible deal for Dani Ceballos, who spent last season on loan in north London from Real Madrid, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ impending departure. Atletico are unlikely to spend big this summer and have been priced out of moves for the likes of Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani, but sporting Andrea Berta is willing to tempt Arsenal by offering them a choice of three players in return for Lacazette.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Thomas Partey and are even said to have agreed personal terms with the defensive midfielder. Atletico, however, are unwilling to sanction his departure and the Ghana international now looks more likely to sign a new contract. Instead, they will offer Thomas Lemar, who Arsenal tried to sign as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez back in the summer of 2017, or Angel Correa or Vitolo as a makeweight.Arsenal, meanwhile, began their pre-season campaign with a 4-1 win over MK Dons last night. A selection of first team players featured, including Aubameyang, but Lacazette was not included in the squad. MORE: Arsenal rebuff Monaco approach for Emile Smith Rowe with Mikel Arteta keen to work with midfielderMORE: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk doubt for Arsenal clash after picking up nasty cut in RB Salzburg gameFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Atletico Madrid to tempt Arsenal by offering choice of three players in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette Advertisement Atletico Madrid are set to revive their long-term interest in Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid are ready to revive their long-standing interest in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.The Spanish club attempted to sign the former Lyon striker three years ago but the 29-year-old was persuaded to join the Gunners by Arsene Wenger instead. Lacazette started his Arsenal career promisingly, but has largely played second fiddle to the prolific Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who arrived just six months after the France international’s then club record transfer. Atletico have kept tabs on Lacazette and, according to Marca, are ready to make a fresh move for a player who is likely to be sold by Arsenal this summer in a bid to fund their own summer spending spree. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have already signed Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea and are closing in on the signing of Brazilian centre-half Gabriel from Lille. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Aug 2020 8:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.4kShares Advertisementlast_img

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