Arsenal use third party in hunt for France striker – report

Arsenal are looking into a deal to sign Alexandre Lacazette through third parties, according to reports in France

Arsenal are attempting use third parties to help get a deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette over the line, according to reports in France.

Get French Football News are claiming that the Gunners haven’t spoken to the France international or Lyon about a potential deal to sign the centre-forward this summer.

The same articles goes on to report that Arsenal have made enquiries about Lacazette through a number of third parties who aren’t linked to the player or French club.

According to French newspaper Le Progres – as reported by the Daily Express, the Gunners are lining up an offer thought to be worth £42m for the 25-year-old as Wenger looks to add attacking depth to his squad in the summer transfer window.

The north London side have been linked with a number of different players but the Arsenal manager has only signed two players in the transfer window thus far.

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Granit Xhaka completed a £33m move to Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in May before Euro 2016 and the Gunners signed Japanese forward Takuma Asano earlier this month.

Wenger’s side will start their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Liverpool on 14 August.

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