Manchester City are preparing to make an offer for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The 30-year-old, who has less than eight months remaining on his contract at the Emirates Stadium, has no intention of signing a new deal with the club and is at risk of leaving for free next summer.
According to Calciomercato, via Fichajes, Man City are the latest club to have expressed their interest in signing Lacazette and will consider tabling an offer for the Frenchman in the winter window.
The report adds that Arsenal intend to sell first-team players in January, including Lacazette, and will use the money raised to fund moves for attacking duo Dusan Vlahovic and Alexander Isak, who are Mikel Arteta‘s primary targets.
There is no hiding the fact that Pep Guardiola is keen to recruit a new centre-forward, after Man City were left frustrated with their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane over the summer.
The Citizens have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund‘s Erling Braut Haaland, but they have now identified Lacazette as a cheaper alternative.
Lacazette – who has also been linked with Newcastle United, Inter Milan and Sevilla – has featured in nine of Arsenal’s 14 matches across all competitions this season, but has started only four times and has scored three goals.