Edu could be handed £15m transfer windfall to boost Arsenal’s pursuit of Tammy Abraham

Arsenal have already brought two new players to the club this summer, but a third does not seem to be too far away.

Ben White will have a medical in the coming days ahead of completing a £50million transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion, but Mikel Arteta is also looking to improve his attacking options.

Tammy Abraham is reported to be of interest, with Chelsea open to the idea of selling the 23-year-old if the right offer comes along.

Abraham, who has featured just seven times under Thomas Tuchel since his appointment as Blues boss in January, is reportedly valued at £40m by the west London club.

Arsenal may need to offload a player or two in order to meet Chelsea’s asking price for the England international – and that has forced the Gunners into a decision.

Alexandre Lacazette, who has recently entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, has been placed on the transfer list by Arsenal, according to a report from the Mirror.

Lacazette has been at the Gunners since arriving from Lyon for around £47m in 2017, but his days in north London look to be all but over, with the club willing to let him leave if an offer of £15m comes their way, the report claims.

If Arsenal do manage to sell the 30-year-old striker for that sort of price, then that will hand technical director Edu a financial boost for the Brazilian to work his transfer magic before the window shuts at the end of next month.

Lacazette’s future was a major talking point last season, with the Frenchman now in the latter stages of his contract, and Arteta opened up on the situation when speaking to the media in April this year.

The Arsenal boss said: “I am always happy when people talk about our players and speculate on that. It means they are doing well and getting attention from other clubs.

“The situation with Laca will get addressed in the summer. I will speak to him and just propose a future that we want and that’s it.

“Now I just want players focused and only focused on performing and getting the best out of them for the team.”

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