Despite the fact he’s scored 17 goals in 39 Arsenal appearances this season, there has been plenty of transfer speculation regarding the future of Alexandre Lacazette.
The 29-year-old French centre-forward will be entering the final year of his contract this summer, and he’s someone that goes through dips in form.
According to the Telegraph in April, Arsenal will hope to raise between £15million to £20million in transfer funds if they decide to offload Lacazette at the end of the season.
The report explained that the striker has looked certain to leave this summer for most of the campaign, albeit his goalscoring form could prompt a change of heart from the club to extend his deal.
Additionally, Calciomercato claimed in March that Italian club Roma looked at Lacazette as a dream signing for them this summer.
However, it will be interesting to see if a new managerial appointment on Tuesday impacts Roma’s interest in the £182,000-a-week (Spotrac) Arsenal frontman.
Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in April, has been appointed the new Roma manager ahead of next season.
It’s been confirmed that the 58-year-old has agreed to take charge of the Italian club for the start of the next campaign.
Interestingly, Mourinho reportedly turned down the option to sign Lacazette when he was manager at Man United, so will that change Roma’s stance on the player now?
The Guardian claimed back in July 2017 that Mourinho ordered Man United not to sign Lacazette after scouts informed him of concerns regarding his physical attributes and big-game mentality.
If Mourinho has opted against signing Lacazette in the past, surely that’s a thought in his mind that will carry over to Roma.