Paper Talk: New deal ‘unlikely’ for Arsenal star, Clarke tipped for Celtic, United get UEL boost

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Alexandre Lacazette has been tipped to leave Arsenal this summer.

According to, Lacazette has already decided his future as manager Mikel Arteta plots a summer clearout.

The 29-year-old has scored 11 goals in 30 appearances this season, despite not being a regular in the starting XI.

The former Lyon striker was linked with a switch to Atletico Madrid last summer, but the move failed to materialise.

With just one year remaining on his current contract, Arsenal appear ready to sanction a transfer at the end of the season.

Atletico and Roma have been linked with the forward, although a move back to France with Monaco may be more to Lacazette’s liking.

Former Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder Stylian Petrov recently urged Arteta not to sell Lacazette, but his plea looks likely to fall on deaf ears.

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Steve Clarke ‘tailor-made’ to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic says Craig Brown (The Scottish Sun).
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Ibrahimovic set to miss Old Trafford leg of Europa League clash with Manchester United (Metro)
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