West Ham want Lucas Perez from Arsenal
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Last Updated: 06/08/18 9:44am
West Ham are trying to sign Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, according to Sky sources.
Perez, who can also play out wide, has been a target for the Hammers this summer and would be a cheaper alternative to other targets.
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We understand West Ham have ended their pursuit of Porto winger Yacine Brahimi after failing to agree personal terms with the player. The clubs had agreed a fee.
Perez has found first-team opportunities limited following his move to the Emirates from Deportivo La Coruna in August 2016 for a fee understood to be £17.1m - scoring once in 11 Premier League matches.
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He spent last season on loan with Deportivo, scoring eight goals in 35 appearances.
It was believed Lucas could have received more first-team action under new boss Unai Emery as the former Sevilla coach tried to sign his Spanish compatriot while at Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
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However, he was used sparingly on their pre-season tour of Singapore and did not travel with the squad for their final warm-up games against Chelsea and Lazio in Dublin and Sweden respectively.
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