/Newcastle transfer news: Deportivo La Coruna remain keen on Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez

Newcastle transfer news: Deportivo La Coruna remain keen on Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez

Newcastle transfer news: Deportivo La Coruna remain keen on Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez made available by the Gunners this summer "/>

The 28-year-old has been made available by the Gunners this summer

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Deportivo La Coruna have not given up hope of signing Arsenal forward Lucas Perez – but admit they are running out of time to land the Newcastle target.

The Spaniard is looking for a way out of London this summer after being stripped of the No.9 shirt and falling down the pecking order.

Deportivo La Coruna, who sold Perez to Arsenal for £17m only a year ago, are keen to bring the 28-year-old back to La Liga.

However, the Spanish club are struggling to meet the Gunners' reported £13m asking price and talks are rumbling on.

Deportivo La Coruna's president, Tino Fernandez, has now confessed time is running out to sign Perez – but he has not given up just yet.

"We can't wait much longer and are looking at other options," Fernandez told the Galicia en Goles radio show.

"We are in August and it is an important position and whilst nothing is impossible, we have a [financial] limit.

"I will not speak of figures but we have done all we can and understand the importance that I believe Lucas can have in this team next season.

"This is a very difficult negotiation but if I didn't think there was a chance I would say so.

"If we are still in the race it's because we believe there's a possibility and we will continue to fight because the truth is the player is looking forward to joining us."

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