Arsenal to be offered Higuain, Costa or Romero by Juventus in sensational swap deal for Alexandre Lacazette

JUVENTUS will reportedly offer Arsenal a choice of Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners are hoping to reduce their wage bill this summer transfer window while creating funds for new signings.

Gonzalo Higuain could potentially be heading to Arsenal

The French striker could be one of the stars to depart with the Italian champions keen on the hitman.

And The Athletic claims new boss Andrea Pirlo is ready to offer Mikel Arteta his choice of three men to help facilitate a deal.

Striker Higuain, who turns 33 in December, is unlikely to interest the North London outfit, with the combination of his age and high wages making him an unattractive proposition.

It has also been claimed winger Costa looks unlikely to be heading to Arsenal.

Douglas Costa is another who has been linked with Arsenal

Juventus are offering Arsenal a choice of several players in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette

Arteta rates him highly but believes he is well-stocked in attacking positions.

That makes centre-back Romero the most likely to head to the Emirates should a swap deal occur.

Arteta knows he is short in defence and desperately wants to strengthen his backline.

He knows he needs to raise funds in order to bring in top quality reinforcements and may view the 22-year-old as the ideal man to come in.

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His restricted transfer budget will be severely boosted should he be able to flog some of his squad.

Mesut Ozil, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sead Kolasinac and Lucas Torreira are all believed to be available.

The Gunners are ready to offer £350,000-a-week winger Ozil an £18m pay-off to terminate his contract.


By: Gary Stonehouse
Title: Arsenal to be offered Higuain, Costa or Romero by Juventus in sensational swap deal for Alexandre Lacazette
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Published Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:53:52 +0000

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