Report: Atleti eye Lacazette as Griezmann’s replacement

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid are hoping to wrap up a deal for another French striker in Alexander Lacazette as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

Atletico confirmed on Tuesday evening that Griezmann would be leaving this summer after five years, with most media outlets reporting that he will complete a £104million move to Barcelona.

Reports earlier this month had linked Lacazette with a move to Barcelona for £70million but it’s now understood that Atletico have entered the race.

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Le 10 Sport claims that Atletico are considering Lacazette as their permanent replacement for Griezmann and they are gathering information over a potential deal.

Lacazette has been part of a brilliant partnership up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the Gunners this season, with 19 goals to his name in all competitions.

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VALENCIA, SPAIN – MAY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (R) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with teammate Alexandre Lacazette during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 09, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The La Liga outfit are also weighing up a possible move for Edinson Cavani as they plot how to move forward without their influential talisman.

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