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Exclusive: Pundit’s verdict on potential Palace swoop for Arsenal ace

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Former star Carlton Palmer believes that Patrick Vieira’s connection with Arsenal could see them sign Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, although he accepts that a deal is unlikely.

90min has reported that Palace are among a number of clubs keeping tabs on the France as his contract runs down at the Emirates Stadium.

Lacazette will be available on a free transfer in the summer if he does not commit his to the Gunners.

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Vieira, of course, is an Arsenal legend and could well look to lean on his connections with the in order to strike a deal with his countryman.

Lacazette is reported to earn just over £180,000 at the club, a wage that is far in excess of Palace’s highest earner, who is Wilfried Zaha. Zaha earns £130,000-per-week.

As a result, Palmer doubts that a deal will be possible for the but he has refused to rule it out given the man in the dugout at Selhurst Park.

He said: “It’s always a possibility because of Patrick Vieira’s connection to Arsenal but on the money that he’s being paid and the money that Crystal Palace pay, and the money they will be offered, I think that’s an unlikely scenario but you never know.”

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