Get up to date on Arsenal transfer news, injury updates, fixtures, not restricting reports on Arsenal Ladies and share your opinions on Goonerhead
ARSENAL have put a £13.4million price-tag on Lucas Perez, according to reports.
Lucas Perez has been tipped to leave Arsenal this summer after growing frustrated at his lack of game time last season.
His former club Deportivo La Coruna are said to have made a £9m bid in an attempt to bring him back to the Estadio Riazor.
However, the La Liga club’s offer is some way off Arsenal’s reported asking price of £13.4m.
The London Evening Standard claim the Gunners have set their price – some £3.6m short of the fee they paid Deportivo last summer.
Newcastle United are also said to be in the running but they are unwilling to match Arsenal’s demands and would prefer a loan deal.
Arsene Wenger has since claimed Perez is not for sale, but the forward’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez has suggested this is merely a ploy to bump up his price.
“If he [Wenger] said Lucas was leaving he would have to cut the price for him to exit,” Fernandez told The Standard.