Arsenal not impressed with Roma's transfer offer for Alexandre Lacazette as they look to raise funds for Aouar or Partey

ARSENAL have reportedly rebuffed an offer from Roma for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners are still hoping to make some additions to their squad before the transfer window slams shut.

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and Atletico star Thomas Partey are believed to be the top targets.

But the Londoners might have to sell to raise funds first.

The Athletic reports that Serie A giants Roma are interested in forward Lacazette.

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But the money put forward by the Italians 'fell comfortably below what Arsenal would expect' and a move 'is unlikely to go any further'.

Lacazette has not had any contract talks with Arsenal amid fears he could leave.

Gunners fans had hoped the £52million striker would sign an extended deal, but boss Mikel Arteta has revealed there have been no discussions about a new contract.

The 29-year-old former Lyon striker's five-year deal will run out in June 2022, just over 20 months' time.

And earlier this month he laughed off transfer speculation and insisted he wanted to stay at the club.

Gunners boss Arteta said: "At the moment we haven’t started any negotiations. We have a lot of things still to do in this market.

"He is a player I am really happy with. I think we showed him a lot of faith since I arrived here. But we cannot stop any speculation.

“We know that any player that is under two years contract is always going to be talked about.”

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