Atletico Madrid want to replace Antoine Griezmann with Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.
Atletico announced on Tuesday evening that Griezmann would be leaving this summer after five years, with most media outlets reporting that he will complete a £104million move to Barcelona, while PSG have also been credited with interest.
Reports earlier this month had linked Lacazette with a move to Barcelona for £70million but it’s now understood that Atletico have entered the race.
Reports claims that Atletico are considering Lacazette as their permanent replacement for Griezmann and they are gathering information over a potential deal.
Lacazette has been part of a brilliant partnership up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the Gunners this season, with 19 goals to his name in all competitions.
The La Liga outfit are also weighing up a possible move for Edinson Cavani as they plot how to move forward without their influential talisman.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have made an inquiry for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as the Polish frontman continues to stall on contract talks, according to reports in Germany. The Bundesliga giants, who are one draw away from winning a seventh straight title, have been trying to get their star man to pledge his future to the club for much of the season. However, Lewandowski is believed to have doubts about remaining at Munich after a testing campaign, while he was involved in a fistfight with teammate Kingsley Coman last month.
According to German publication Kicker, Bayern will make one final attempt to get Lewandowski to sign a contract extension after the DFB-Pokal Cup final against RB Leipzig on May 25. The Poland international’s current deal expires in 2021 and Bayern hope to extend it by a further year, though the 30-year-old has a different perspective.
He has been made aware of enquiries from both United and PSG and is considering whether he wants to remain at Bayern. United have held Lewandowski in high regard for some time, even dating back to when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen his attacking options in the summer.
After an underwhelming campaign in which he looked a poor fit for the fast, flexible football Solskjaer wants to play, Romelu Lukaku could be offloaded to raise funds. The Belgian has a number of suitors in Italy, notably Inter and AC Milan, and has previously welcomed interest from Serie A. Lewandowski is set to win the Bundesliga Golden Boot yet again after a campaign in which he scored 22 goals and laid on seven assists in 32 appearances – though incredibly that represents his worst return since his maiden campaign at Bayern four years ago.