Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette may join the newly taken over Newcastle United

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Report shows that Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette could make a surprise move to Newcastle United during the winter transfer window as he is closer to been a free agent.

It was noted recently that the Magpies were recently taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium, and they are expected to make high-profile signings in January in other to keep the club in comfortable position in the premier league.

Reputable media house gathered that a new striker is one of the main priorities and Lacazette could be a realistic option for the Magpies for now.

Although it was observed that the Frenchman won’t be signing a new deal with the Gunners, and this could pave the way for an exit at the beginning of the transfer window year.

Also gathered is an information showing that the playmaker have enter the final six months of his contract in January. It is claimed that the Gunners may sell him rather than lose him for free to a rivalry club.

With the look of things the Magpies are likely to push for his services but any deal may depend on the Gunners pursuing a suitable replacement for the striker.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe off for African Cup of Nations duty in January, they could face a striker shortage at the club.