Report: Arsenal want £20m for Newcastle United target Lucas Perez

Strikers Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez warm up during the Arsenal training session at London Colney on March 6, 2017 in St Albans, England.

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

Arsenal want as much as £20 million in order to sell Lucas Perez in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported that both Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in signing Perez from Arsenal this summer.

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.

The report claims that the Gunners paid £17m in order to secure the services of the Spanish forward from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer of 2016.

The Sun has also stated that the price-tag on the 28-year-old has cooled interest in him from Newcastle and Brighton in terms of a permanent deal.

Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez celebrates his third goal during the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between FC Basel 1893 and Arsenal FC on December 6, 2016 at the St...

Perez struggled to make an impact at Arsenal last season and was able to make only two starts in the Premier League.

The Spanish forward would be a good signing for Newcastle, but given that he is 28 years of age and did not have a great campaign on a personal level in 2017-18, he is overpriced at £20m.

Both Newcastle and Brighton are playing in the Premier League this season after winning promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

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