Arsenal star sets preference as European giants enter €50m race

Date published: Saturday 30th May 2020 5:34 - Samuel Bannister

Inter Milan have added Alexandre Lacazette to their list of striker targets, but the Arsenal striker is reluctant to accept the move, according to reports.

Lacazette is being linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer – along with strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – and his conduct has been put under the microscope after an incident in which he was pictured inhaling nitrous oxide.

The French striker was recently linked with Atletico Madrid in a potential swap deal, whereas Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

However, now reports claim that Lacazette has also emerged onto Inter’s radar, with L’Equipe claiming that he has risen on their shortlist of striker targets.

Inter are looking to revamp their forward line when the transfer window opens, having reportedly agreed to sell Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain following his loan spell in France, and with doubts surrounding the future of Lautaro Martinez.

Martinez has been mentioned as a potential target for several Premier League clubs, but appears intent on moving to Barcelona – a switch which would leave Inter in need of a replacement.

According to L’Equipe, that replacement could be Lacazette – but the 29-year-old is not particularly keen on the destination.

With Lacazette only under contract until 2022, though, there is still a chance he could move elsewhere, particularly after his recent disciplinary issues.

Other reports, from Defensa Central, suggest that Lacazette has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, as he is attracted by the idea of working under compatriot Zinedine Zidane.

However, the report warns that Real Madrid are hesitant to invest heavily in a striker at the older end of the age spectrum, meaning Lacazette could stay at Arsenal after all.


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