Arsenal 'willing to let Alexandre Lacazette go' in Juventus swap deal

Arsenal are reportedly open to the prospect of letting forward Alexandre Lacazette leave the club for Juventus this summer.

According to The Athletic, Juventus are keen on bolstering their attacking options and see the Frenchman as the ideal option.

Lacazette has been in and out of The Gunners' side under Mikel Arteta which has put question marks over his future at the club.

He is set to enter talks over a new contract with his current deal due to expire in 2022, but it seems Arsenal are quite happy for him to move on.

They will only do so though if their £30million valuation is met, but they are also willing to listen to offers of a potential swap deal.

Juventus are set to offload several big-name stars following the appointment of Andrea Pirlo into the hot seat in place of the sacked Maurizio Sarri.

Gonzalo Higuain is believed to be one of those considered surplus to requirements, but two other stars could be involved in a deal to take them to Arsenal.

Winger Douglas Costa would be an attractive option for Arteta, though Arsenal are fairly well stocked in the forward positions.

They are short of players in defence though, and centre-back Cristian Romero also faces an uncertain future at the Old Lady.

Atletico Madrid were chasing Lacazette previously and there was hope from Arsenal's side that he could be used as a make-weight in a transfer for Thomas Partey.

At 29, now could be the perfect time for Arsenal to sell Lacazette if he is not going to feature heavily in their plans going forward.

He is one of the top earners at the club on £180,000-per-week wages, but only contributed 12 goals in all competitions last season.

Both Juventus and Arsenal are operating on tight budgets which could make a swap deal an attractive option, particularly if the Gunners are able to get some cash in exchange as part of the agreement too.

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