Everton want to sign Lucas Perez on loan from Arsenal

Lucas Perez in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium
Image: Everton want Lucas Perez from Arsenal on a season-long loan deal

Everton are trying to take Lucas Perez on a season-long loan from Arsenal, Sky Sports News understands.

The Gunners, who have made Perez available at the right price his summer, are considering the Toffees' offer.

But the Spaniard has been determined to secure a move back to his former club Deportivo La Coruna and wants to stick to this plan as the transfer deadline approaches.

The 28-year-old said last season that he was frustrated at being a bit-part player, and admitted last month it had been the "last straw" when new signing Alexandre Lacazette was handed his No 9 shirt.

Perez has also been linked with a move to Newcastle but representative Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle hinted to Sky Sports News that Deportivo were in pole position.

Lucas Perez
Image: Perez is understood to be seeking a move back to Deportivo La Coruna

He said: "I think the £10.9m (€12m) that Deportivo La Coruna have offered Arsenal is a great deal. Deportivo received £12.7m (€14m) when they sold him to them last summer.

"They are giving everything to make this transfer possible. Lucas wants to play but he has a contract with Arsenal. I am hopeful an agreement can be reached. Lucas wants to play in Spain."

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28:  Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mar
Image: Perez only played 11 league games last term

Perez played in only 11 Premier League games last season, starting just two of those, with his only goal coming in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.

His other six goals came in the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Champions League, Perez scoring a hat-trick in the 4-1 win over FC Basel.

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