Arsenal rejected a late bid from Italian club AS Roma for Alexander Lacazette in the summer transfer window, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
The French striker’s future was a topic of discussion during the summer. He is yet to enter into formal talks with the Gunners about renewing his deal which expires in 2022. There was a lot of speculation that the North London club would have been open to selling him if the right offer had been received.
He was linked to Atletico Madrid and Juventus. Diego Simeone’s side have had a long standing interest in the former Lyon striker and came close to signing him before he moved to Arsenal. Neither of these two clubs made a significant effort to sign Lacazette but towards the end of the window, Roma made a bid for the player. The Gunners rejected the offer as it was well below their valuation of the Frenchman.
It is unlikely that the Italian side will return with another bid for Lacazette in January but cannot be ruled out. Arsenal will be keen for Lacazette to find his shooting boots and get back to goalscoring ways for the club very soon.
His future is likely to be talked about extensively next summer when he will have just one year remaining on his contract.