Juventus are reportedly interested in signing striker this summer and are weighing up a player-plus-cash deal in order to get the Frenchman.
While Lacazette has featured prominently under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates, he only has two years left on his current deal and is a player that the club could cash in on in order to raise funds for transfers.
Arteta has also been told by the club’s hierarchy that he will need to reduce the team’s wage bill this summer – and Lacazette could be one of the men to go considering he is among the Gunners’ highest earners on a deal worth around £180,000-a-week.
According to , Juventus are ready to take advantage of the situation by offering Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero in exchange for the France international.
The Italian champions need more fire-power up front to help ease the burden on Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala next season.
A swap for Higuain, who turns 33 in December, appears unlikely considering the Argentine’s age and high wages.
However, the forward is in the final year of his contract at the Allianz Stadium so clubs may be interested in picking him up on a free next summer should he stay in Turin beyond October. continue reading