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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made Lucas Vazquez one of his top targets and has already tabled a lucrative contract offer to prise him away from Real Madrid, according to reports. The 26-year-old winger is currently in Russia with the Spanish national team, and has enjoyed another solid season as a squad player for Real, contributing four goals and seven assists in La Liga from 16 starts. However, according to OKDIARIO, Emery believes Vazquez can become a star man in his own right and hopes to persuade him to leave the Bernabeu.
The Gunners – who have already been busy signing Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno – are ready to triple his salary and have put together a £7m-a-year contract offer. Emery is convinced that Vazquez could be a real difference-maker in the Premier League and is ready to make a massive offer to Real Madrid to land him.
However, Los Blancos are adamant that Vazquez is not available for transfer and do not want to weaken their squad in the same way they did last season, selling the likes of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez. He is contracted until 2021, and the Champions League holders will demand a massive fee even though Vazquez is largely a squad player.