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Atletico Madrid offer three players as 'makeweight' for Lacazette

Atletico Madrid offer three players as 'makeweight' for Lacazette

Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to offer one of three players in a move to try and sign Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette's future at Arsenal seems to up, with Mikel Arteta repeatedly benching the Frenchman throughout the season, and with him having just two years left on his contract with the Gunners.

With Arsenal preparing for a big contract for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lacazette might not be guaranteed first-team football next season, especially with young forwards Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah shining throughout last season.

Arsenal are set to cash in on Lacazette, and it is understood that they will be looking for around £30 million for the former Lyon forward, with him being linked to Inter and Juventus, apart from Atletico.

With moves for other targets going out of the door, Atletico will be hoping that swap deals could be enough to entice Arsenal, and reports have stated that they are ready to offer one of Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa or Vitolo.

Arsenal are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, but Atletico do not want to let go of the midfielder, with him being key to their squad.

Popular Spanish newspaper Marca claimed that whilst the deal was rejected by Arsenal in January, "the circumstances and needs of both clubs have changed and talks may resume from another prism".

Lacazette played 39 games in all competitions last season, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists.

The players offered by Atletico Madrid have not had that much of a successful season, particularly Lemar, who moved to Atletico in 2018 for £62 million, not scoring or assisting in any of his 29 games last season.

Correa has played 44 games in all competitions, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists, whilst Vitolo has scored just three goals and provided three assists in 35 games.


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