Arsenal could look to ship out former France international Alexandre Lacazette out of the club as part of a deal to land Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move to bring the Ghanaian to Arsenal this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster this core of his midfield options ahead of his first full season in charge of the Gunners club.
Partey was a key player for the Rojiblancos last season wherein he netted three goals in 35 La Liga games for the Spanish side. While fans would be waiting on whether this transfer would happen or not, you can check real money slots for best odds on Thomas Partey transfer odds.
With the Gunners having already completed transfer deals to bring Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal this summer, the north London club may have to sell some of their players to raise funds for further transfer targets.
Now, we have Sky Sports reporter Sheth suggesting that the Emirates club are considering offloading French striker Lacazetter this summer, and that he could even be included in a cash plus player deal involving the transfer of midfielder Partey.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sheth said of Arsenal’s interest in Partey:
“For a sum of money that big, it is likely Arsenal will need to have a few sales before they can commit.
“Look out for Alexandre Lacazette and what potentially could happen to him. Arsenal fans might be disappointed that he is being talked about with a potential exit but he is a player who could raise funds.
“There is even talk of Lacazette being part of a deal to bring Partey to the Emirates.
“If a new deal [for Lacazette] is not forthcoming, then this is realistically the last chance Arsenal have of getting good money for Lacazette.
“This has the makings of one of the busiest transfer windows for Arsenal in recent years.
“With Gabriel’s arrival, they have got 34 players in the squad. They need to trim.”
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Sheth went on to explain why the Gunners are reportedly also considering selling Hector Bellerin this summer.
“Should we be surprised if Arsenal allow Hector Bellerin to leave? I think yes, and no.
“Yes because he is 25 years old and a regular starter under Mikel Arteta.
“No because he has got three years left on his contract and could command a substantial transfer fee that could help Arteta rebuild other areas of his squad.
“In Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who looks increasingly likely to stay, and Cedric Soares, who is Arteta’s man having brought him in January, Arteta could argue he is well stocked in the right-back area.”
The Gunners, who finished in the eighth place last season in the Premier League table last season, will kick off their new EPL season with a closh against Fulham on 12 September.
Arsenal will be aiming to challenge for a top-four finish next season. The north London club have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten run in the 2003/04 season.