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Report: Sevilla and Atletico Madrid could make January move for Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is a wanted man heading into the next two transfer windows, with reports suggesting both Sevilla and Atletico Madrid now want him.

La Razon makes the claim, suggesting that the La Liga duo could even make their move in January, rather than next summer.

The French striker’s contract runs until 2022, meaning he could well leave for nothing next summer. However, La Razon have claimed that Atletico and Sevilla could move sooner.

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Both could make their play in January as they look to boost their attacking options for the second half of the season. And Arsenal, with Lacazette earning a whopping £182k-a-week, could well be tempted to cash in.

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Mikel Arteta has, so far, insisted that Lacazette remains crucial to his squad.

However, his future has been up in the air for some time. A move away was touted last summer as well, with a host of clubs keen. Juventus, too, are also said be keeping tabs on the experienced forward.

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Lacazette is on his way out of Arsenal at some point and isn’t the first choice striker. So, if someone is willing to pay a bit of money for him in January, then the Gunners should cash in.

Of course, his experience and knowhow is vital for some of the younger Arsenal players right now. But he’s over 30 now, and with the direction Arteta is taking this team, you could argue he doesn’t fit.

A move to Spain would suit Lacazette as well. The slower playing style, more time on the ball, and technical players will all help him.

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