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Arsenal must pay €55M to land Lacazette and today's other transfer rumours

Arsenal will have to fork out €55 million up front to secure the signature of ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE, according to today's gossip column.

The France striker has long been a reported target for Arsene Wenger and The Telegraph are today reporting that the North London club have been quoted the hefty fee, along with a further €12 million in order to get their man.

The 26 year-old striker is set to start for France in the friendly against England on Tuesday evening, when he is likely to pair Kylian Mbappé, who is a reported target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United among others.

Meanwhile, Arsenal's HECTOR BELLERIN, Chelsea ever-present CESAR AZPILICUETA and Liverpool playmaker PHILIPPE COUTINHO could be among the names in the frame as Ernesto Valverde begins his rebuild of Barcelona.

The Daily Mail reports Valverde would like to make Barca's style of play more unpredictable, with Azpilicueta's versatility seen as an advantage should he wish to use a back three. Coutinho, meanwhile, could be viewed as a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta.

With Chelsea's Eden Hazard also a major La Liga target, having been linked with Barca's rivals Real Madrid, the Sun claims Antonio Conte will move for Napoli forward LORENZO INSIGNE as a replacement.

A fee of £45million is reported, with Hazard tipped to bring in double that amount. Insigne, 26, scored 20 goals for Napoli last season and has played under Conte in the Italy national team.

Former Blues skipper JOHN TERRY could continue his playing career with Championship side Aston Villa, the Mail reports, after he was pictured playing golf with Villa boss Steve Bruce last week.

Terry left Chelsea at the end of the season after winning his fifth Premier League title in 19 years in their first team.

Manchester City face frustration in their efforts to sign ALEXIS SANCHEZ, with the Daily Mirror reporting Arsenal are unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival. The Chilean is instead set to move to Bayern Munich, the paper claims.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@beINSPORTSUSA: Both @ManUtd and @AlvaroMorata are good to go, just waiting on one last hitch ð : bit.ly/2sv7NMG

@DailyPostNGR: Arsenal fans ask Wenger to re-sign Fabregas after Conte asks midfielder to leave http://dailypost.ng/2017/06/12/arsenal-fans-ask-wenger-re-sign-fabregas-conte-asks-midfielder-leave/?utm_source=dlvr.it_dp1&utm_medium=twitter

PLAYERS TO WATCH

MARCO VERRATTI: The Paris St Germain midfielder is mentioned by the Mail as part of Valverde's Barcelona plans, while the Daily Mirror links him with a move to Chelsea.

ROSS BARKLEY: The England midfielder's days at Everton look to be numbered as the club close in on both Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ajax captain Davy Klaassen as replacements. Tottenham and Manchester United have been mentioned as possible destinations for Barkley.

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