Juventus ‘start talks with Arsenal and striker Alexandre Lacazette’s representatives’ to take French striker clear of north London this summer season
- Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 in a £52million deal
- Lacazette’s shape has dipped this season and he has struggled to attain away
- Juventus need to clean up an getting old assault together with Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Frenchman’s contract at Emirates Stadium runs till the summer season of 2022
Juventus have begun talks with Arsenal and Alexandre Lacazette’s representatives over a summer season transfer for the striker, in step with reviews in France.
The French ahead joined the Gunners from Lyon 3 years in the past for what was once then a club-record £52million deal.
The 29-year-old’s shape has dipped markedly this season and he went over a 12 months with out scoring a Premier League away purpose away prior to netting the second one in Arsenal’s fresh win over Wolves.
Juventus have begun talks with Arsenal over a summer season transfer for striker Alexandre Lacazette
The Frenchman joined the Gunners from Lyon 3 years in the past for a then club-record £52m
But French outlet Le10Sport claim Serie A champions Juventus were involved with the north London facet and the striker’s representatives for a number of days and demand preliminary negotiations have taken position.
The document provides that Juventus are conscious that Arsenal would possibly not simply unlock Lacazette to sign up for them for the reason that he has a freelance at Emirates Stadium till 2022, however are hopeful a brand new problem would tempt him in transferring to Italy.
LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid have additionally been closely connected with a transfer for Lacazette in fresh months.
His shape has dipped this season and he handiest ended a barren purpose away run previous this month
Juventus are focused on him to clean up an getting old ahead line together with Cristiano Ronaldo
But Italian outfit Juventus are anticipated to shake up their squad as soon as the switch window opens, regardless of being getting ready to wrapping up but some other Serie A name.
An getting old ahead line together with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain will want strengthening to give a boost to the ongoing excellence of Paulo Dybala, and Lacazette has been known as an acceptable candidate.
But Gunners boss Mikel Arteta showered the Frenchman – who has additionally netted towards Tottenham and Liverpool in fresh video games – with reward forward in their FA Cup semi-final conflict with Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday night time.
‘I actually like Alex, I mentioned that prior to I even joined right here. He’s the kind of striker that I actually like,’ Arteta mentioned.
Lacazette has since long past on to attain targets towards Spurs and Liverpool after netting at Wolves
‘I believe he has sessions the place he was once very unfortunate as a result of he was once having the possibilities and now not changing which he isn’t used to.
‘But the way in which he can hyperlink play, he is an enormous competitor, he hates to lose, he is going for each ball.
‘You see in each problem how he is in a position to move, how arduous he works and he is an excessively clever participant. I’m actually proud of him.’
Asked whether or not Lacazette is participant he does not wish to lose, Arteta replied: ‘Why would I wish to lose a participant like him?! I’m actually proud of him.’
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insisted he does now not wish to promote the French ahead this summer season