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Arsenal tell Lazio to cough up £7million for wantaway forward Lucas Perez

Spanish striker, 29, spent last season on-loan at his former club Deportivo and is desperate to quit the North London side

Arsenal have told Lazio they want £7million for Lucas Perez.

The 29-year-old forward is desperate to end his two-year North London nightmare for good.

Lazio have been told they will need to pay £7m to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal

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Lazio have been told they will need to pay £7m to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal

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He knows his chances of breaking into the side are limited and he is behind Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the pecking order.

And it appears Perez, 29, has now been granted his wish by the Gunners and will be allowed to leave this summer.

Serie A club Lazio are interested in taking the Spaniard to Italy.

But Corriere di Roma say they have been told they will not get him for less than £7m.


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The Spaniard has been allowed to leave by new boss Unai Emery

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The Spaniard has been allowed to leave by new boss Unai Emery

Lucas Perez, pictured with Mesut Ozil, was back with Arsenal for their pre-season tour of Singapore

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Lucas Perez, pictured with Mesut Ozil, was back with Arsenal for their pre-season tour of Singapore

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Perez, who scored eight goals and made six assists while on-loan at Deportivo La Coruna last season, is back in London for pre-season training.

He has held talks with new manager Unai Emery over his future where it appears he was told he can depart.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare is confident a deal can be completed before next month’s transfer window.

Perez joined Arsenal for £17m back in August 2016 but he scored just once in 11 Premier League matches for the Gunners.


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