Earlier this week, you may remember we covered Sevilla and Atlético Madrid being interested in a move for Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette.
That report from Fichajes.net stated both are interested in the Frenchman on a free transfer next summer when his Arsenal contract expires.
The website claimed Arsenal were not interested in offering the 30-year-old an extension and had already lined up replacements for him.
Atlético and Sevilla were named as the Spanish clubs who are keen, with the former needing a replacement for Luis Suarez at some point and Sevilla always on the verge of losing Youssef En Nesyri.
A move was very much thought of as a summer thing, but La Razon uggest they could both be interested in January instead.
They explain that Lacazette is a ‘very attractive option’ given his Arsenal contract is expiring, and there are clubs that ‘could swoop’ for him in January.
Atlético and Sevilla are two of them, but for very different reasons. For Sevilla, it’s purely practical as they lost Luuk de Jong at the end of the transfer window and will be without En Nesyri and Munir when the African Cup of Nations starts up in January.
That would leave them with just Rafa Mir upfront, meaning they are almost ‘obliged’ to go into the window for another option. That is why they are ‘thinking’ about Lacazette.
Atlético are likewise thinking about a move, having been linked with the Frenchman for several years.
Lacazette is a player that Diego Simeone ‘likes a lot’, and he’s openly admitted his side need to improve their goalscoring ability, so a move would make sense for all concerned.
There’s no mention of whether there’s been talks as yet, but both clubs are ‘optimistic’ about their chances of getting the Arsenal man, with January looking likely to be busy for him.