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Report: Newcastle preparing to splash the cash in January; eyeing move for Arsenal 'revelation'

Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the Sunday People (24/10; page 54) reporting that the Magpies are looking to splash the cash in January.

Lacazette is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates. His contract expires at the end of the campaign.

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He has however, seen his stock rise considerably in recent times. Lacazette had not started a single league game this season before Friday.

However, it was the 30-year-old who bagged their equaliser against Crystal Palace on Monday after an inspired display once introduced.

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And he picked up where he left off as Aston Villa were dispatched. Lacazette was outstanding in a slightly deeper role behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Martin Keown labelled him a revelation after the win.

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With performances like those, it is hard to see the Gunners not working to extend his contract.

But based on the latest reports, it would appear that they would be fighting a losing battle.

The Sunday People (24/10; page 54) claims that Lacazette has no intention of staying. Arsenal meanwhile, would be open to letting him go in January.

Newcastle would face a battle with West Ham for his signature. A host of clubs in Spain and Italy also want the forward.

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It is a surprise that reports claim that Lacazette has no intention of staying.

If Friday is a sign of what is to come, he is going to have a big role to play this season. And it is hard to imagine that his decision is already set in stone.

Newcastle, of course, can offer an exciting move to their potential targets. But it is surely going to take some turnaround from the Magpies to be able to attract Lacazette in January.

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