Agent talks up interest in Arsenal’s Perez

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Newcastle apparently face competition from no fewer than four clubs in a battle to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal.

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is reportedly keen to sign the 28-year-old Spaniard during this transfer window.

However, Perez’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle has told Spanish newspaper AS that La Liga clubs are keen to sign the striker and that there is also interest from Germany and Turkey.

He said: “Two clubs in Spain have already contacted Perez for a transfer, Sevilla also want to sign him, and a German team and Fenerbahce are negotiating to sign the player.”

Perez has been tipped to move on this summer after making just 22 appearances for the Gunners last term.

He has been unable to establish himself as a first-team regular since arriving last summer from Deportivo La Coruna, who are also among the clubs reported to be interested in signing him.

“Perez is a footballer who has a three-year contract with Arsenal and his future depends entirely on the decision of the club,” Lovelle added.

“If the club decide to close the transfer for him they must convince Arsenal.

“Which clubs can reach an agreement with Arsenal can sign him. There is no problem for us.”

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