According to the reports from the Sun, Arsenal have opened formal talks with Romelu Lukaku’s agent and Lyon Alexandre Lacazette’s agent for a possible move to the Emirates Stadium.
It is widely accepted that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is more focused on bringing in a striker this summer and having been rejected by Jamie Vardy and seeing other strikers move, Arsenal chances are fast getting limited.
We’ve have been strongly linked with a move for Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain in recent weeks but reports from the Sun are claiming that the club officials have now stepped-up their interest in Lacazette and Lukaku by holding talks with their clubs and agent about potential moves to the Arsenal. Obviously the prices the clubs of Higuain and Morata are demanding must have led to this.
The newspaper are also saying that Lukaku is Wenger’s prime target and while Everton have place a buyout clause of £65m on the Belgian, they believe the Merseysiders will accept an offer of around £40m for Lukaku making the him far more affordable.
The Belgian is still raw but his huge potential and experience in the Premier League is a major positive factor. The 23-year-old managing to score 25 goals in all competitions for Everton last season despite their poor performance.
Reports claim Everton are ready to offer him a new deal, but as the player wants to play in the Champions League and the Blues are not in it, it may be difficult for them to keep him at the club beyond September 3 when the summer transfer window officially closes.