Atletico Madrid are considering Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette as a possible option with their move for PSG’s Edinson Cavani stalling.
The Spanish giants had hoped to bring in Cavani from the Paris-based club in this transfer window, but so far a move has not materialised.
As reported by Mundo Deportivo, France international is among the alternatives being considered.
The report claims that Cedric Bakambu of Beijing Guoan and Borussia Dortmund misfit Paco Alcacer are also being considered.
Lacazette has netted 42 goals in 108 appearances for the north London side since he joined the club in 2017.
However, the French star is currently enduring a fallow period in front of goal having not netted in his last seven appearances.
In the absence of the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre captained Arsenal in their 1-1 draw versus Sheffield United on Saturday.
Meantime, Newcastle United have launched a move for Arsenal youngster Alfie Matthews, according to the latest reports.
Having made an impression in Arsenal youth ranks this season, the forward is attracting interest from other PL clubs.
While Manchester United are believed to have made an approach, Football Insider claims that Magpies have now entered the race.
With the 18-year-old’s contract due to expire in the summer, the Magpies are trying to negotiate a transfer for later this month.
Matthews, who can play in all three positions in the attack, has contributed two goals from seven starts and three substitute outings this term.