Arsenal are keen on a move for Sevilla striker Youssef En Nesyri and want to include Alexandre Lacazette in the deal to bring down his price tag.
That’s according to La Razon, who say the Frenchman’s departure is part of a ‘profound restructuring’ at the Emirates.
They explain that Arsenal want to change things up next season, and so the futures of Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang are ‘up in the air’.
Lacazette’s deal is set to expire next summer, and that is why Arsenal want to ‘take advantage’ of Sevilla’s interest in him to get En Nesyri as a replacement.
They’re ‘keen’ to send Lacazette to Spain but are looking for a reduction in En Nesyri’s release clause, which currently stands at €80m.
The idea is to use Lacazette as part of any deal to bring down the overall price for the Moroccan forward.
There is no mention of a valuation on Lacazette at this moment in time, but websites such as Transfermarkt currently value him around £20m.
That seems fairly reasonable for a 30-year-old with a good goalscoring record in Europe, although whether Sevilla will agree with that remains to be seen.
Either way, it seems Arsenal have an idea in mind about how to get En Nesyri to the Emirates in January.