Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are said to be interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.
Atletico tried to bring the French striker to Spain before joining the Gunners for £ 46.5million from Lyon in 2017.
Now Spanish outlet AS claim Atletico are preparing to renew their interest in Lacazette amid a ‘strained’ relationship with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
The report adds that Real Madrid have also joined the race to sign the 29-year-old, who only has 18 months left on his current contract.
It is understood that Lacazette is not in Arteta’s long term plans, despite his goal form this season.
He is Arsenal’s top scorer with nine goals in 21 appearances and has scored five times in his last six appearances.
Earlier this month, Lacazette praised Arteta on the Gunners’ return to form with the club on a five-game unbeaten streak.
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“The coach places me as a No 9, but more with a role to play for my teammates and a lot of challenges,” he told RMC:
“It’s not really a 10 position, nor an old school No 9 that has to stay in the lead and score goals.
“He knows my qualities and knows that I like to play short and help my teammates in the development of the game.
“Now we are four behind and three midfielders. It’s much easier, because before we were short of attacking players. This tactical change is also good for us. “