Lazio are targeting the signing of Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, according to Il Messaggero.

The 29-year-old Spaniard spent last season on loan at his former club Deportivo La Coruna but could not prevent them being relegated from the Spanish top flight.

Having since returned to his parent club, he does not appear to have any future in North London despite the arrival of Unai Emery to replace Arsene Wenger as boss.

As such, the Italian daily claims Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has made Perez a key target as he looks to bolster his side’s attacking options.

The Rome club have also been linked with a move for Club Brugge’s Brazilian forward Wesley.

However, it is believed that Perez would be the preferred option, given he would only cost half the price of what the Belgian club are demanding for Wesley.

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