Barcelona to replace Messi with Lacazette, Aubameyang
Barcelona are considering moves for Arsenal strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sport.
However, the LaLiga club will only pursue the transfer, if they are able to offload Martin Braithwaite for a significant fee.
Barca manager, Ronald Koeman, had already admitted that he would like to bring in a new striker.
Due to their financial problems, the Catalans will not be able to afford a fee for either Aubameyang or Lacazette, so any deal would have to involve a player exchange.
Following Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona are determined to bolster their attacking options.
They can already call upon Antoine Griezmann, while wingers Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele are also capable of making a major impact.
However, Sergio Aguero, who arrived at the Nou Camp this summer, is set to be out for around 10 weeks after injuring a tendon in his right calf.
Aubameyang and Lacazette were missing during Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford on Friday, with illness cited as the reason for their absence.