Arsenal are preparing for the departure of striker Alexandre Lacazette in 2022 but the Gunners have suffered a blow in their search for a replacement, Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic
As the international break commences, transfer talk ahead of the looming January window is hotting up.
All of the big clubs across Europe are being linked to countless names, and Arsenal are no exception.
The Gunners may be enjoying success on the pitch at present but will know the key to maintaining their upward trajectory under manager Mikel Arteta lies in the recruitment department.
But incomings are not the only topic on people’s lips in north London, as plenty of outgoings have been touted to occur in 2022 – including striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Here, Mirror Football rounds up the latest gossip from the Emirates.
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Lacazette price tag named
With his contract expiring in just seven months’ time and little talk of a new deal, Arsenal looks set to lose Lacazette sooner or later.
Despite the Frenchman’s solid form, the Gunners could be convinced to sell the striker in January in order to recoup a fee for the former Lyon hitman.
The club paid £46.5million for Lacazette in 2017 and Arteta may have to deal without having him at his disposal in the second half of the season if the hierarchy receive an offer worth his valuation.
Due to Lacazette’s impending departure, the Gunners have been preparing to land a long-term replacement.
Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic is name fans will be familiar with, but Arsenal face serious competition for his signature.
The Bianconeri have a good track record of plucking Serie A‘s best young talents from their rivals.
£68million would reportedly be required to tempt Fiorentina into a sale, with the ex-Partizan Belgrade starlet boasting 10 goals in 13 games so far this term.
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Zakaria interest reaffirmed
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria continues to be linked with a move to the Emirates as Arteta looks to bolster his midfield options
German journalist Christian Falk is the latest to double down on the Gunners’ interest, telling SportBILD: “That is a clear true.
“There has been interest in the past. Zakaria is on the books of almost every top club in Italy, but he wants the Premier League.”