Arsenal are ‘very interested’ in Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé but will only make a move should they lose a striker this summer.
That’s according to Foot Mercato, who say the striker will be targeted if the Gunners lose Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
Arsenal are expected to undergo a major overhaul this summer, with manager Mikel Arteta keen to change up the squad he inherited from Unai Emery.
His forward line could be the area that is the subject of most change, with Aubameyang believed to be eyeing up a move away as he hunts trophies and success elsewhere.
Lacazette, meanwhile, has found himself playing a reduced role since Arteta’s arrival and that has sparked suggestions he could also be shipped out to fund incoming deals.
Indeed, those rumours grew today, with L’Equipe explaining that there are a number of clubs interested in the 29-year-old and that he has already been the subject of ‘very concrete approaches’, with Atlético Madrid and Juventus both named as suitors.
A move could very much be on the cards and, Foot Mercato say that Arsenal have a plan in place should he go.
They are ‘exploring several avenues’ looking for a replacement, according to the website, and one of those is the Lyon forward.
It’s made clear that no move will be made unless either Lacazette or Aubameyang go but Dembélé has a ‘very good chance’ of leaving before the end of his deal, which expires in 2023.
Whether his next move is a return to the United Kingdom and the Emirates remains to be seen, with Paris Saint-Germain and Atlético Madrid also named as suitors for him this summer.