Arsenal could be one of the more busier teams in the summer transfer window.
Despite the 2020/21 Premier League season – that saw the Gunners finish eighth – being over for just over a week, several names have already been linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium.
Emiliano Buendia is seen as the alternative to Martin Odegaard if Arsenal can’t reach a deal with Real Madrid to bring the midfielder back for another spell after impressing on loan during the second half of the campaign.
Meanwhile, links to the likes of Yves Bissouma, Sander Berge, Ryan Bertrand and Josh Doig simply refuse to go away as Mikel Arteta looks to overhaul his first-team squad.
Depending on what happens with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah – both are out of contract at the end of next season – a new striker might also be a priority for Arteta and technical director Edu.
And the pair have been told to make a move for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
The advice comes from former Arsenal youngster Sanchez Watt, who thinks the Belgium international is needed at the Emirates to get revenge on Chelsea and Manchester United.
“Btw (by the way) we need @RomeluLukaku9 at Arsenal,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “Let him get revenge on Chelsea and Man u.”
It’s unlikely that Edu will be able to grant Watts’ wish for a couple of reasons.
One being Lukaku’s price tag as funds are expected to be limited for Arsenal this summer.
Last month, The Daily Mail reported that any side looking to sign the striker would have to smash their respective transfer record and splash out a whopping £105million to bring him back to England.
Another reason why Lukaku to Arsenal is unlikely is back in 2014 he aimed a subtle dig at the club by questioning why Mesut Ozil joined them from Real Madrid.
“No disrespect to Arsenal who is also a big club, but I don’t understand why Ozil has left real Madrid,” he tweeted, as per the Evening Standard. “I guess will never know…”
Having taken Serie A by storm this season, firing Inter to the title, it seems unlikely that Lukaku would be willing to swap Italy for London especially for a team not competing in Europe next term.
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Furthermore, the 28-year-old appears to have already ruled out a return to the Premier League following spells with Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United.
During a Q&A session on Twitter in April of last year, Lukaku was asked: “Will you ever play in the Premier League again & will it be back at Everton?”
To which he responded by saying: “I don’t think so but I loved my time at Everton for real.”