Arsenal have pinpointed Moussa Dembele as a possible replacement for Alexandre Lacazette with Mikel Arteta prepared to ramp up his plans for a big summer overhaul of his squad.
Reports earlier this week stated the under-fire Gunners’ boss was willing to let six senior team players depart in the upcoming market and although Lacazette wasn’t listed among that group, with little over a year remaining on his existing deal, his future remains uncertain.
Eddie Nketiah, meanwhile, is also likely to leave, particularly in light of Folarin Balogun’s decision to pen a new deal recently.
Moussa came through the ranks at Fulham before really making a name for himself at the Scottish club Celtic. He subsequently enjoyed two stunning years at Lyon, but his career has stalled over the course of the last one year.
The 24-year-old signed for Atletico Madrid in January on loan, but the player has failed to score in six appearances for Diego Simeone’s side and has found the back of the net just once in 22 matches this season overall.
In spite of his lack of form, Arsenal, according to the Daily Telegraph, are keeping tabs on Dembele’s situation.
The side have the option to turn the attacker’s loan move into a permanent deal at a cost of £30 million but, should he return to Les Gones, the Ligue 1 club would entertain proposals in the region of £25 million.