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Three Juventus players available to Arsenal if they agree to sell Alexandre Lacazette

Last updated 2 months ago | By Mirror

In this file photo taken on May 23, 2015 Juventus' Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo poses with the Italian League's trophy during a ceremony following the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Napoli at the Juventus stadium in Turin. - Andrea Pirlo was named as new Juventus coach - club on August 8, 2020. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Alexandre Lacazette could leave Arsenal this summer as the north London club look for ways to reduce their wage bill.

According to The Athletic, Juventus are one club who would be keen on taking the Frenchman off Arsenal's hand.

The Old Lady, who recently appointed Andrea Pirlo boss after Maurizio Sarri was sacked, are looking to bolster their attacking options going into the new season.

And, they'd reportedly be happy to offload a player from their arsenal to sweeten the deal.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette kicks the ball during the warm up ahead of the FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley in London, England, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Justin Tallis,Pool)

The three Juve stars on the chopping block, who could sign for the Gunners as part of a player-plus deal, are: Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa, Cristian Romero.

The former is likely to be a non-starter given the fact he'll be on huge wages, and he is nearing the end of his career at the top level.

Juventus' Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) vies for the ball with Crotone's Italian midfielder Leonardo Capezzi during the Italian Serie A football match between FC Crotone and Juventus FC on February 8, 2017 at the Ezio Scida Stadium. / AFP PHOTO / CARLO HERMANN

Costa is also unlikely to sign for Arsenal, despite appealing to Mikel Arteta, as the Gunners are well-stocked in attacking positions.

Douglas Costa in action [COURTESY]

Romero is the most likely player to join should a swap deal take place.

Arsenal are short at the back and Arteta is looking to strengthen his defence ahead of the new season.

Arteta won't have huge money to spend this summer and will need to move players on before bringing in new blood.

As many as seven players are on the proverbial chopping block: Mesut Ozil, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sead Kolasinac and Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal are ready to offer Ozil a pay-off to release him from his £18million contract.

The German earns a staggering £350,000-a-week at Arsenal despite not being in Arteta's plans, and has become a huge financial drain on the club.

 

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