Newcastle United's chances of signing Arsenal's Lucas Perez may have taken a boost

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...

Newcastle United are said to be in competition with Deportivo La Coruna for Arsenal forward Lucas Perez's signature.

Adrian Lopez has officially been announced as a Deportivo La Coruna player and that could boost Newcastle United’s chances of landing Arsenal forward Lucas Perez this summer.

The Chronicle have reported that Newcastle are interested in Perez, but Depor also have a strong interest.

Perez has had great success in La Liga previously, and Depor are keen to bring him back to Spain.

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.

However, Pepe Mel’s side moved for Adrian Lopez last night, which may suggest that they have conceded defeat.

Lopez is a striker and looks likely to lead the line at the Abanca-Riazor Stadium next season.

If Depor have dropped out of the race for Perez, it could only be good news for Newcastle - who are keen to bring the Arsenal striker to St. James’ Park.

Perez struggled for game time with the Gunners last season, but Rafael Benitez saw enough to suggest he could be a valuable addition to Newcastle’s team.

If Perez did sign for Newcastle he would be competing with the likes of Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic for a first-team place.

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...

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