Three clubs are interested in signing Alexander Lacazette this summer.
Long-term admirers Atlético Madrid are likely to find themselves competing with Sevilla and Roma for his signature.
The French international’s future at the Emirates remains clear. He is out of contract with the Gunners in a year’s time, and there has been no talk of a new deal yet. Mikel Arteta said recently that his contractual situation would be discussed at the end of the season, but the fact it has been left so long speaks volumes for some fans.
Now they may be ready to cash in on him rather than repeat recent failures in the transfer market which have seen valuable players leave the club for free after running down their contracts.
Lacazette has scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Gunners this season, but he is in and out of the side, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the club captain, remains their preferred main striker.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.