Arsenal fan favourite fuels report linking him away from the Emirates this summer in recent interview

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Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette admits he’s flattered by interest in him from Barcelona.

The La Liga giants are believed to be keen on signing the Frenchman this summer and view him as a cheaper alternative to Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

Arsenal are aware of interest from the Catalans and plan to sit down with Lacazette’s representatives at the end of the season to negotiate an improved deal.

Lacazette, though, has done little to dampen the speculation refusing to dismiss the links.

‘It’s flattering,’ said Lacazette.

The Frenchman signed for the Gunners in 2017 for a then-club record fee of around £47million.

The Gunners will not entertain offers for Lacazette this summer but the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League could push the striker towards an exit.

Arsenal must beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to book their place in next season’s Champions League after failing to finish in the top four.