The French striker’s current deal with the Gunners expires at the end of the season, meaning he could leave the club on a free transfer.
Alexandre Lacazette Rules Out Signing New Arsenal Contract
Possible January Transfer Now on the Table
The report claims Lacazette does not intend to pen a new deal at Arsenal and is willing to see out the remainder of his contract in north London.
However, it adds that the news could push the Gunners to place him up for sale in January, in order to avoid missing out on receiving a transfer fee.
Arsenal were hoping to raise a fee close to £15 million for the 30-year-old over the summer, but they subsequently struggled to secure a move away for him.
As such, the club may have to stomach accepting a fee lower than their desired value in January, to avoid losing Lacazette for nothing in the summer.
Which Clubs Could Make a Swoop for Lacazette?
A host of clubs in the Premier League and around Europe have reportedly been keeping tabs on Lacazette’s situation, and could now intensify their interest following his intention to not extend his contract.
Spanish sides Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have both held an interest in the Frenchman, while Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan have also been keen on a potential acquisition.
But, there could be interest closer to home in England, though, with Newcastle United said to have added Lacazette onto their shortlist of targets following their £300 million Saudi-led takeover deal.
Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 for a reported fee of £46.5 million, which makes him one of the club’s record signings.
In 174 appearances for the club, he has managed to record 67 goals and 29 assists, with 50 of those coming in the top tier of English football.