6pm Arsenal news LIVE: Lacazette offered to Zenit, Chelsea and Gunners target Havertz, Ozil ‘mansion for sale’ – The SunOctober 12, 2019
ARSENAL powered up the table to third in the Premier League after a 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth.
But the transfer speculation has continued during the international break, with Mesut Ozil linked with a move away while Alexander Lacazette could have gone to Russia over the summer.
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ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE was offered to Zenit St-Petersburg over the summer and has a £61million release clause, according to Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov.
The representative claims Zenit opted to sign Malcom from Barcelona instead of moving for the Gunners' French striker, 28.
Lacazette has scored two in three Premier League matches this season and is using the international break to recover from an ankle injury.
Cheltsov told Sports Business Gazeta: “I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit. Their sporting director Javier Ribalta said to me: ‘Are you crazy? His release clause is €68m.’
“I told him you can negotiate with Arsenal. I am sure they will be ready to accept something between €50m and €55m. His salary would be €7-8m after tax.”
Despite Cheltsov's claims, Lacazette is not believed to have a release clause and Arsenal are not interested in selling.
GRANIT XHAKA starts for Switzerland as they take on Denmark in Copenhagen.
Former Gunners team-mate Stephan Lichtsteiner also starts for the Swiss – and they are up against fellow Premier League stars Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Kasper Schmeichel.
NEWCASTLE have reportedly joined the race to sign Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
It is thought Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal are all interested in the 23-year-old stopper.
According to Turkish outlet 61 Saat, the Toon have sent scouts over to Turkey to watch him in action.
He is worth an estimated £17million and has been an ever-present for the Turkish outfit this season.
MATTEO GUENDOUZI was in action for France Under-21s as they beat Azerbaijan 5-0 in Calais.
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