Juventus interested in signing Lacazette

Juventus are interested in signing Alexander Lacazette this summer, according to The Athletic.

The Italian club have been pursuing a deal for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik but the Naples based club are refusing to sanction a deal for the player. Juventus have maintained an interest in Lacazette for some time and have turned their attention towards the former Lyon centre forward. 

Due to the financial implications of the coronavirus, Juventus are working on a limited transfer budget. They are looking to strike a player plus cash deal with Arsenal for the Frenchman. They have suggested including Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain or Cristian Romero in a deal to sign Lacazette. 

Arsenal are open to offers for their number 9 but it is unclear if they will be interested in the players currently being offered to them by the Italian club. The Gunners have a number of wide players and are on the verge of signing Willian so it seems unlikely that they would be inclined to a deal that would see Douglas Costa head to the Emirates.

Gonzalo Higuain is unlikely to be of any interest to Arsenal considering his age and wage requirements.

Cristian Romero is a central defender who spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Genoa. The 22 year old made 33 appearances for the Italian club this season. He is unlikely to get too many opportunities at Juventus because of the number of central defenders already at their disposal. Arsenal are keen on strengthening their options in defence and so this is a move that could be possible.

Unless the Gunners are seriously interested in any of the players being offered by Juventus, they would prefer to entertain cash only offers for the Frenchman so that they can utilise the funds raised from his transfer on their primary targets. 


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