Though Alexandre Lacazette claims he’s waiting until January to make a decision on his future, reports in Italy suggest he’s growing determined to leave.
Calciomercato report that Alexandre Lacazette is more and more determined to leave Arsenal at the end of his contract next summer.
The same outlet suggests Juventus, AC Milan, and Fiorentina have all considered a move for him so far.
As things stand, Lacazette is about to enter the final six months of his contract, meaning foreign clubs can talk to him in January about a pre-contract agreement for a free transfer in the summer.
Speaking to French outlet Telefoot ahead of the weekend, Lacazette didn’t deny that his camp will be considering their options in January, though he did suggest he hadn’t made a decision yet.
“Obviously, my agents are starting to look to the right, to the left. But not until January,” Lacazette said.
“And yes, after we will see what is on offer, if the challenges are interesting, if there are great projects, if they count on me…
“So there are still a lot of questions, I prefer to wait until January to position myself.”
But Mikel Arteta then told a press conference they wouldn’t be dealing with Lacazette’s contract situation until the end of the season. By then, it may well be much too late.
For Lacazette, he’ll want clarity on his future in the January window, not least to keep any small chances of featuring in the French World Cup squad alive.