Intermediaries, I assume acting on the behalf of Alexandre Lacazette, have reportedly put a proposal to AC Milan about signing the Arsenal man who is out of contract in the summer.
We all know that Alexandre Lacazette is out of contract in the summer and Arsenal don’t seem at all inclined to offer him a new one.
Speaking around a month ago, David Ornstein reported that Alexandre Lacazette may yet remain at Arsenal beyond this summer, despite his expiring contract. One of the reasons for that could be his wages.
A report in Calciomercato on Saturday stated, “Milan will move wisely in the January transfer market, looking for a new defender who can replace the injured Simon Kjaer.
“Maldini and Massara have great confidence in the squad set up last summer and intend to intervene only if important opportunities arise.
“One comes from London, more precisely from Arsenal: in recent days some intermediaries have proposed Alexandre Lacazette, a French striker born in 1991 linked to the Gunners with a contract expiring in July 2022.
“A track that, at the moment, does not seem to particularly heat up the Rossoneri management also due to a high salary (around €9 million).”
While Ornstein has said it’s not impossible that Lacazette will remain at Arsenal, it does seem highly improbable, especially when you consider the strikers Arsenal are being linked with in addition to those already at the club.
Lacazette, who turns 31 before the end of the season and his Arsenal contract, has four goals and one assist this season in 14 appearances. He has, however, started only six of Arsenal’s 14 Premier League games this season and only been in seven starting lineups in total.
He has played the full 90 minutes just once – against AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup when he scored and got an assist in Arsenal’s 3-0 win.