Arsenal put player up for sale for £15m to fund Tammy Abraham transfer

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15m in order to fund the move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

The Blues have been open to offers for Abraham since the start of the summer transfer window but are demanding a £40m fee for the player.

West Ham and Aston Villa both registered their interest in the window, Arsenal have now joined the race to sign the England international.

But, his £40m valuation is currently too high for Mikel Arteta’s side to meet without trimming their team first.

And according to The Sun, the Gunners are now willing to accept a £15m fee in order to offload Lacazette this summer.

The 30-year-old, who moved to the Emirates in a £46.5m deal from Lyon in 2017, has just one year left on his contract with the club.

Arsenal have chosen not to extend the Frenchman’s current £175,000-a-week deal and are now looking for a buyer before the end of the summer window.

The Sun claims that Mikel Arteta is happy to keep Lacazette if no buyer is found, but it would mean that they will miss out on Abraham.

Lacazette has previously attracted huge interest from Atletico Madrid and was close to joining the club in 2017 before the move fell through due to their transfer ban.

Abraham, meanwhile, is believed to be interested in joining Arsenal this summer.

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