West Ham United have made an enquiry to Arsenal over the availability of forward Lucas Perez in the summer transfer window.
The 28-year-old has been out-of-favour at the Emirates Stadium since his transfer from La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna in the off-season, and reports suggest that the Hammers want to bring him in to bolster their attacking options.
Perez claimed that he was ready to leave the Gunners for guaranteed first-team football, according to reports that emerged over the weekend and he could just make the short switch to the London Stadium.
West Ham have shown interest in signing Perez on a permanent deal as they want to strengthen their attack for next term, according to The Times.
It is understood that Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is worried that his side’s topscorer is Michail Antonio, who has mainly featured in midfield or at right-back this campaign.
Meanwhile, Perez has impressed whenever he has had a chance at Arsenal this season, scoring seven goals while grabbing three assists in seven starts for Arsene Wenger’s outfit.
“Of course, I’d have liked to spend longer on the pitch but we have a big squad and some great players here at Arsenal.” Perez said on his lack of minutes at Arsenal.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)