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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is trying to sign a new striker for the club as soon as possible, according to reports.
The French man’s desire to sign a top striker this summer is no longer a secret and despite the signing of Japanese striker Takuma Asano, Wenger is still looking to bring in a proven centre-forward to the Emirates this summer.
According to the Sun via the Daily Express, Arsene Wenger wants to sign a striker before the team travels to the United state for its preseason tour later this month. The report claims Wenger has held talks to sign Romelu Lukaku and Alexandre Lacazette in a bid to get a deal done as soon as possible.
Lukaku and Lacazette are Wenger’s top targets but the report added that the latter is behind the former in Wenger’s pecking order.
However, both strikers won’t come cheap as Arsenal have been quoted a fee of £45m for Lacazette and a fee of £65m for Lukaku.
The French manager is keen on either of the strikers but has reservations concerning their price tags. However, that is not expected to deter the manager as a source close to the Arsenal told the sun.
“Arsene is keen to get a new striker in as soon as possible, but won’t rush anything and overspend.
“Olivier Giroud is very much in his plans, but he wants to get someone in and was upset about losing out on Jamie Vardy.”