Arsenal to make shock double Real Madrid transfer bid as Gareth Bale proposal made

Luka Jovic
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The 23-year-old has only played 11 times for the Spanish side over the last two seasons as star man Karim Benzema holds down the no.9 position.

Madrid are keen to cut their losses with the former Eintracht Frankfurt forward and Fichajes claim that Arsenal are keeping an eye on his situation.

The La Liga outfit are looking to raise funds to facilitate a move for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland in the summer.

Arsenal are exploring multiple options with Lacazette, however, as another report suggests they are looking into a swap deal with Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale
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Spanish publication Defensa Central claim that Arteta's men offered the striker in return for the ex-Tottenham star on loan from January until the end of the campaign, but the proposal was rejected.

Wales captain Bale is expected to leave the capital of Spain next summer when his deal expires with an outside chance he could retire from club football entirely.

All signs point to Lacazette leaving Arsenal, but Arteta insists he will still be utilised this season as refused to be drawn to speculation surrounding his future.

Mikel Arteta
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Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, the Spaniard said: “We are focusing on getting the best out of Laca and he shows every day that his commitment is here.

“We want to give him the right minutes so he can show the quality and help the team to be better.”

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