Agent says Newcastle target Lucas Perez’s ideal price is £10.87m

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal is substituted for Lucas Perez of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Emirates...

Arsenal forward Lucas Perez is reportedly wanted by Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

The agent of (reported) Newcastle United target Lucas Perez has told Goal.com that Arsenal are asking for too much money in order to part company with the forward.

According to The London Evening Standard, Newcastle are interested in signing Perez from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Gunners want £13.4 million in order to part company with the former Deportivo La Coruna forward.

Lucas Perez of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on September 10, 2016 in London, England.

Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £17.1 million.

The 28-year-old failed to make a massive impact at the Gunners last season, as he was able to make only two starts in the Premier League.

Perez’s agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, has suggested that the North London outfit are asking for too much money in order to part company with the 28-year-old forward, stating that the ideal value of Perez is €12 million (£10.87).

Arsenal's Spanish striker Lucas Perez celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in...

“Lucas wants to play but it depends on Arsenal,” Lovelle told Goal.com. “Arsenal want more [money].

"We want to leave but if there is no agreement he has a contract with Arsenal. The ideal price is about €12m (£10.87m).”

Newcastle will play in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

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