Date: 17th July 2017 at 5:00pm
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The agent of striker has expressed his frustration about the club’s refusal to allow the Spaniard to leave on loan this summer.

Talking to Madrid based newspaper AS, confirmed that have been pursuing the 28 year old since May but the want a permanent deal worth €12m (£10.5m) so they can recoup some of the £17m they paid Deportivo for the player last year:

“The truth is that the Turkish club has been interested in the signing of for two months, I do not think it is very difficult to do, but will not let him go.

“Several clubs in Europe are interested in Lucas, but wants to offset a portion of the money paid to Deportivo La Coruna last summer. Arsenal have paid €21 million for Lucas. I think they are willing to accept a figure of around €12 million for his departure.”

are unable to pay such a figure due to restrictions placed on them due to Financial Fairplay regulations. It seems they are still interested in the player however, but only if an initial loan offer can be agreed to.

A return to Perez’s former club Deportivo has also been suggested but the Spanish team’s president confirmed last week that they have had to move on to other targets as they can’t match Arsenal’s demands for the player.