Arsenal are starting to look at replacements for Alexandre Lacazette, as the French striker runs down his contract in North London.

Everton v Sheffield United - Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday, May 16, 2021. Copyright: Gareth Copley
Everton v Sheffield United – Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday, May 16, 2021. Copyright: Gareth Copley

The S*n report that Arsenal have started drawing up a list of targets for the centre-forward position, as they prepare for the departure of Alexandre Lacazette. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins have both been mentioned as possible options.

Arsenal could reportedly even look to sell Lacazette in January, their final chance to cash in on him before his contract expires next summer. But they’d only do so if they could also bring a striker in during the same winter window.

Neither Everton nor Aston Villa are keen to part with their respective forwards, so you’d imagine both would be difficult deals to do in January.

Recent reports suggest Lacazette has been offered to AC Milan, who join Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and Sevilla as clubs with an interest in him.

Arsenal are yet to make Lacazette a contract offer. His deal is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning foreign clubs are free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with him in January.

Reports in September suggested that Arsenal may well have looked to make a summer signing up front if Lacazette had left, just like The S*n are claiming for January. But he decided to stay and see out his deal instead.

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