Report: Arsenal Want To Make £80million Striker Signing This Month

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Arsenal are looking to blow the title race wide open with the signing of an £80million striker this month, according to The Sun.

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Arsenal have been looking to recruit a new striker all summer but after having moves knocked back for Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette, the talent pool from which the club can pick from has become ever smaller. Gonzalo Higuain secured a £75million move to Juventus whilst Mauro Icardi is set to stay at Inter.

Now, The Sun say that Arsenal will only sign a striker if they manage to convince either Robert Lewandowski or Antionne Griezmann to join the club. Both players would cost in the region of £80million, but in all honesty the chances of either player moving this summer look very slim.

Lewandowski is the German clubs only natural striker and although Bayern have admitted they can’t reach his ‘crazy’ wage demands, the have also ruled out a sale this summer.

On the Griezmann front, the player is happy in Madrid and recently signed a contract extension to keep him at the club. Although this new contract is thought to include a £76million release clause, the player is unlikely to have suddenly decide to leave a team he committed to just 2 months previous.

It looks like the long search for a new striker at Arsenal will continue, but this ‘exclusive’ report could give some of you a bit of hope, although judging by Arsenal’s previous, we wouldn’t recommend it.