Arsenal not open to Lucas Perez loan, seeking €14m

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Wenger: Perez has an eye for goal

Last week Lucas Perez made it clear that he wants to leave Arsenal due to a lack of playing time.

The Spaniard looked a decent player when we saw him last season, but failed to convince Arsene Wenger he was worth anything more than a bit-part role.

Almost as soon as the campaign was over, his agent signalled his desire for a transfer, saying, “The idea is to be able to play for another club. We want to leave and Arsenal already know.

“Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities?”

His former club, Deportivo la Coruña, were said to be interested but given their finances it was suggested a loan move might be their play.

However, it’s emerged that Arsenal are unwilling to sanction any loan deal and are looking for a fee of around £14m for the 28 year old.

There are apparently suitors in England, with West Ham said to be interested, along with Everton – the club Perez was about to sign for before we swooped in with our late August bid.

Correction: Headline changed to €14m from £14m as originally published.

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