Arsenal could battle Spurs for big-money defender as striker speaks out on future

Arsenal captain Alexandre Lacazette is attracting the interest of a number of clubs as he enters the final months of his contract.
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The 30-year-old is yet to reach an agreement to extend his five-year stay at the Emirates Stadium and several clubs from the continent are taking a serious interest in a free transfer move at the end of the season.

Speaking to Canal Plus, Lacazette hinted at where his next move could lie and confirmed he has held talks with several clubs around Europe.

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He said: "I'm in discussion with a lot of clubs, I'm open," Lacazette said to Canal Plus.

"I never cut contact with Lyon since I left," he added. "Now Lyon know that I'm free, they've come by the information.

"It's a bit more complicated. I want to play in Europe. It's been a long time since I've played in the Champions League, I miss it.

"Nothing is impossible in life, but it's a bit more complicated."

Gunners face competition for Brazilian defender

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Arsenal have been told they will have to pay around £43million to sign Torino’s Brazilian centre-back Gleison Bremer.

The powerful defender has been a massive success since he moved to Serie A from Atletico Mineiro in 2018 and has attracted interest from in recent months.

Gazzetta Dello Sport have revealed Spurs, Arsenal and Newcastle United are all monitoring his situation at Torino - but they have now learnt how much a move for the centre-back will cost.

Arsenal face battle for Bundesliga free agent

Florian Grillistch is set to become one of Europe’s must in-demand free agents this summer when his Hoffenheim comes to an end this summer.

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The 26-year-old midfielder looks set to end his time with the Bundesliga outfit and Arsenal are set to revisit their interest in him after making an unsuccessful move for the Austrian two years ago.

A report in 90min has suggested Everton and Leeds United are providing the main competition for Grillitsch, who also has interest from clubs keen to keep him in Germany.

Arsenal youngster eyed by London rivals

Premier League-bound Fulham are keen on a season-long loan deal for Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun once their promotion to the top tier is confirmed.

The Daily Mail have suggested the Cottagers are keen to provide some backup for top goalscorer Aleksander Mitrovic and they believe the 20-year-old Gunners front-man fits the bill.

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Balogun is currently impressing during a loan spell with Fulham’s Championship rivals Middlesbrough, but could step up to the Premier League with the Cottagers if Arsenal add to their striking options this summer.

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