Lacazette is reportedly a target for Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are keen on signing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.
Tammy Abraham has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners are also keeping tabs on Chelsea’s Lacazette.
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Nick Judd is a writer who specializes on transfers.
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Simeone is back in for Lacazette, according to the top story.
According to Calciomercato, Atletico Madrid is contemplating a deal for Arsenal attacker Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman’s contract with the North London club is due to end in 2022, therefore he is generally anticipated to depart this summer. Atletico’s bid, which may be as low as €15 million, would at the very least save the Gunners from losing him for free next summer, allowing them to finance a deal for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.
When Lacazette joined Arsenal from Olympique Lyonnais in 2017, Atletico Madrid were interested in signing him, but the deal fell through due to the Spanish club’s transfer embargo at the time. Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, is aiming to sign his man four years later in order to strengthen his striking force.
Lacazette, 30, joined Arsenal for £46.5 million four years ago, but Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has chosen not to extend his £175k-a-week deal.
Arteta, on the other hand, is believed to be willing to retain Lacazette if no trade is struck, but that any move for Abraham would be thwarted if the Frenchman stayed.
Arsenal, along with Aston Villa and West Ham United, are among the teams interested in signing Abraham from Chelsea.
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Will Arsenal sell Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid in order to finance a deal for Tammy Abraham from Chelsea? Arsenal FC/Stuart MacFarlane
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– Under manager Ronald Koeman, Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has fallen out of favor — and down the pecking order — and his preseason outings seem to be an effort by the Catalan club to find him a new club. According to Sport, Koeman will not rely on the 27-year-old in the 2021-22 season. Due to multiple injuries, Umtiti has struggled to play consecutive games in recent seasons, and Barcelona believes that by letting him to go, they would be able to free up some much-needed salaries to help them with their financial problems.
– According to the Athletic, Newcastle United are still interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock, but they are also considering Ross Barkley as a potential replacement. Steve Bruce has yet to make an acquisition this summer, putting pressure on him to improve his squad, with central midfield being a priority. Willock, 21, made an impression during a loan stint at St James’s Park last season, but Bruce acknowledges that any permanent transfer is entirely in the hands of Arsenal. As a result, the Magpies may focus on Barkley, 27, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and could be a lot simpler signing.
– According to Italian writer Fabrizio Romano, Erik Lamela is set to get a physical at Sevilla this week ahead of a swap deal that would send Bryan Gil in the other way. Lamela, a 29-year-old Tottenham midfielder, has been seen at Sevilla’s stadium and will have his physical later this week. Gil is expected to arrive in London this week as part of a trade that will keep him with the club until 2026.
– According to Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund is close to announcing striker Donyell Malen after the first part of the required paperwork was completed over the weekend. Malen is now in Germany completing his physical, and Romano confirms that PSV Eindhoven will get €30 million for the 22-year-old. Liverpool were also said to be interested in signing the prolific offensive player, but no formal offer was ever made.
– According to Sport, Roma manager Jose Mourinho has made a €15 million bid to Barcelona for defender Clement Lenglet. Mourinho is trying to bolster his defense, and Lenglet, who is 26 years old, is one of the players on his radar. Given that the Frenchman’s deal has five years left on it, Barcelona is reported to demand closer to €25 million. Despite the disparity in value, Sport believes that talks between the two teams may begin in the next days.