Arsenal news LIVE: Aubameyang and Lacazette to be sold, £50m swap planned, £40m talks open

Arsenal news LIVE updates | Sunday, April 19

  • Arsenal are chasing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette likely to leave in the summer
  • The Gunners are ready to sell Lacazette to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal for Thomas Partey
  • Arsenal have enquired about signing £40m-rated Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno

Arsenal to sell Aubameyang and Lacazette

Arsenal are willing to cash in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

Arsenal are leading the £25million race to land Celtic hitman Odsonne Edouard as they look to replace Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners are set to sell the experienced duo this summer and former Paris Saint-Germain youngster Edouard is at the top of their wanted list.

Edouard, 22, has scored 62 goals in 126 appearances for Celtic and has got several big European clubs mentoring his progress.

The French under-21 international has got both Lille and Lyon interested in taking him back to France while Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Leipzig have also watched him.

But The Gunners head the queue of clubs which also includes Everton who want to bolster their front line this summer.

Thomas Partey swap deal eyed

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is ready to offer Atletico Madrid Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal to sign transfer target Thomas Partey in the summer.

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  • Arsenal ready to offer one player in swap deal to land Thomas Partey

The 26-year-old has impressed Arteta during his five seasons in La Liga and according to The Sun, the defensive midfielder is the Spaniard’s number one transfer target.

Despite already having Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, Arteta feels Partey would provide good competition for a starting place in central midfield.

The Ghana international has been a key player for Atletico boss Diego Simeone this campaign.

He has made 35 appearances in all competitions this season and despite being a defensive midfielder has also chipped in with three goals and an assist.

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  • Arsenal offer made for defender with talks to accelerate next week

Arsenal eye £40m Rodrigo Moreno

Arsenal have made a transfer enquiry with Valencia about Rodrigo Moreno after boss Mikel Arteta demanded the club’s scouting department find him a new striker to sign in the summer transfer window. 

Arteta could have quite a different attacking line-up next season as the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette remain uncertain at the north London club.

According to the Mirror, Arteta has told Arsenal ’s recruitment team to find him a new striker and the club have made Rodrigo a transfer target.

The 29-year-old isn’t having one of his better seasons, as he has only scored five goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.

However, this might help Arsenal in negotiating his price.

The report claims Valencia are willing to let Rodrigo leave, as the club’s owner Peter Lim is preparing for big changes at the Mestalla this summer.

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