Atletico keen on Lacazette, now open for a swap deal

An emerging report claims that Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are now desperate to land Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer transfer window and are ready to swap two players to be able to achieve this.

This is not the first time the French striker is being linked with the Madrid team with speculations that the Gunners had offered him for Thomas Partey but it was rejected by the Spanish La Liga club.

Now, it is reported that Atletico Madrid are open to a swap deal but have not included Thomas Partey in the deal. Marca reports that they are offering both Vitolo and Thomas Lemar to the North London club in exchange for the former Lyon striker.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Thomas Lemar is being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, having failed to make an impact in Atletico Madrid since joining in 2018.

What is unclear is if the Gunners are still interested in offloading Alexandre Lacazette with manager Mikel Arteta already hinting that he wants to keep the player at the club.

However, efforts by the Gunners to land Thomas Partey have been proving difficult with no development on the deal for the past days.

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