Alexandre Lacazette will reportedly hold contract talks with Arsenal at the end of the season, amid recent transfer links to Newcastle United.

The Sun have claimed the striker will sit down for discussions next year, rather than imminently ahead of January.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal are said to be unwilling to offer him another large contract.

The player is now 30 years of age, and is currently earning £200,000-a-week.

Supposedly, he has not been impressed with Arsenal’s lack of urgency about the situation.

Mikel Arteta would be open to having the player sign an extension.

But whether he does that remains to be seen.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The claim comes after there were reports of interest from Newcastle in the Frenchman.

The Sun mention the interest from the Magpies, along with Atletico Madrid, Marseille and AC Milan.

 

Supposedly all are monitoring his situation.

Newcastle January transfer looks unlikely for Lacazette following contract talks claim

Given these claims about the contract talks, it looks unlikely that Lacazette will be on the move in January.

Perhaps Arsenal are hoping to keep him for the entire season, before sorting out an extension for the former Lyon man.

Should Lacazette remain at the Emirates beyond January then it’ll be a blow for Newcastle.

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Aubameyang and Lacazette (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

This is the kind of player the new owners should be looking to sign.

Lacazette is a great player with lots of Premier League experience.

He can play in a front two or lead the line himself, and getting him in on the cheap in January would be a smart move. But it seems there will be a slim chance of that.

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