Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to land a new top-level striker who can add the killer instinct their current options lack, and according to the latest reports, the Gunners are making progress on landing a big transfer target.
According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Romelu Lukaku ahead of making a summer bid for the Belgium international.
The 23-year-old provided 25 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Toffees and has scored two goals thus far at Euro 2016, twice in a 3-0 win against Ireland.
Consequently, a bunch of major European clubs have been said to be interested in Lukaku: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and now Arsenal.
According to a report by The Daily Express, Everton have put a £75 million price tag on their topscorer, although earlier reports claimed the Toffees could be persuaded with a bid of around £45 million. On top, according to The Daily Telegraph, New Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is determined to keep Lukaku by offering him a new deal worth more than £100,000-a-week.
The Gunners have already identified an alternative if they fail to land Lukaku, Sporting Lisbon’s Islam Slimani. The Gunners are preparing a £23 million offer for him after missing out on Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, according to a report by The Daily Star.
The Algerian striker scored 31 goals in all competitions last season, with 27 of them coming in 33 league games.