AS Roma made a move to try and sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer, but with such a low-ball offer that it’s unlikely to go anywhere.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Athletic report that Roma showed an interest in signing Alexandre Lacazette this summer. However, the amount they were willing to pay was well below Arsenal expectations for the sale of their starting striker.

As a result, the move is unlikely to go any further at this stage. With just a week to go of the transfer window, that’s hardly surprising either. Arsenal would surely need to replace Lacazette, and negotiating a new signing would be tough in seven days.

The speculation around Lacazette will go on until he signs a new deal, as Arteta himself accepted. The Arsenal manager told the media they aren’t in contract negotiations with the striker just yet, as they focus on the transfer market.

Selling Lacazette high and signing a replacement low would make some sense as a strategy. Arsenal could use the extra funds to invest in midfield, and Lacazette is now in the final two years of his contract.

But without any major offers for the 29-year-old, it’s pointless considering letting him go.