Arsenal hijack Everton’s £16m move for Spanish striker – report

Date published: Thursday 25th August 2016 9:57

Lucas Perez: Arsenal in the hunt

Lucas Perez: Arsenal in the hunt

Arsenal are ready to beat Everton to the signature of Deportivo La Coruna’s £16million-rated striker Lucas Perez, according to reports.

El Confidencial believe that the Spaniard, who scored 17 goals in La Liga last season, prefers a switch to the Emirates while Marca report that a deal with the Gunners is at an advanced stage.

Perez continued to catch the eye with a goal and a assist in Deportivo’s 2-1 win against Eibar last weekend and a £17million bid would trigger his release clause.

Arsenal are also closing in on a new centre back, according to Thursday’s tabloids, with Omer Toprak of Bayer Leverkusen set to seal a £14million switch.

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