Lucas Perez remains a target for Lazio who are keen on adding the Spaniard as a backup striker to Ciro Immobile.
The 29-year-old striker returned to Arsenal this summer after an unhappy loan spell at boyhood club Deportivo La Coruna, who despite going out of their way to secure his loan signature last year turned down the chance to buy the player outright. Getting relegated from La Liga didn’t help.
Unai Emery included his compatriot in Arsenal’s squad for their two International Champions Cup games in Singapore, but his future at the Emirates has long been in doubt.
Gazetta dello Sport claims, that Lazio are increasingly confident of sealing a €6 million deal for the left-footed attacker after turning their attention away from Club Brugge’s 21-year-old Wesley.
They also claim Lucas is up for a move to the Stadio Olimpico because he’s mates with Luis Alberto, another former Deportivo player; that suggestion seems a little spurious given the latter played for Deportivo in 2015/16 when the former was a first team member at Arsenal. Maybe they were penpals?
The Gunners are due to play Lazio in Stockholm on 4 August, perhaps the two parties will thrash out a deal over a smörgåsbord…