West Ham United have made an offer to Arsenal for Lucas Perez, according to the player’s representative.
The Spaniard looks to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates despite being open to fighting for his place at the Emirates.
The 29-year-old was part of the squad that played two matches in Singapore but missed the most recent friendlies with Chelsea and Lazio.
“I know that West Ham want him and they have made an offer,” Lucas’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told ESPN FC.
“It is an option. Lucas is happy at Arsenal but he wants to play regularly and West Ham is an option for him.
“There are other clubs interested but joining West Ham would allow him to continue in London and in the Premier League and Lucas wants to continue in London.
“In Spain there are also interest from some clubs, but they are not willing to assume the transfer.”
Over the weekend, it was also reported that Sporting Lisbon had approached Arsenal about Perez. It sounds as though we’re ready to cut a deal to get the player’s wages off the books.
Having signed from Deportivo La Coruna just two years ago for £17 million, it looks as though we’re willing to take a big hit on the financial front.
It looks as though Calum Chambers will be moving to Fulham on a season-long loan, Danny Welbeck has been told he can leave and the likes of Joel Campbell, Carl Jenkinson and David Ospina could also move on before the end of August.