Seeing their €35m 2016 summer bid for Alexandre Lacazette plastered all over Twitter by Lyon’s official account last July, Arsenal might think twice about making another bid for the striker.
The French side responded to alleged false claims from Le Progrès that Arsenal had made a €48m offer for the prolific striker by revealing the true information to the public, which most likely didn’t go down very well at the Emirates.
Unfortunately for those wishing to buy Lacazette in the summer, even €48m won’t be enough to acquire the player’s services, as Le10 Sport reveal Lyon have slapped a €60m price tag on the 25-year-old for this summer’s transfer window.
Among the clubs interested, which include Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid, both likely to lose their respective stars in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Antoine Griezmann this summer, Arsenal remain attentive to the striker’s situation at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Le10 explain Arsenal are working towards bringing in an elite striker in the summer (which has been the case for a while now), and are ‘positioned’ at the ready for an attempt to bring Lacazette to London in the summer.
Manchester City are also said to be looking at the player, with Guardiola already reaching out, but neither side have made official offers as of yet, which makes sense considering where we are in the season.
Lacazette to the Premier League is likely to be a very prominent saga in the coming months, so fully expect more regarding this in the near future, especially if the 25-year-old keeps finding the back of the net both in Ligue 1 and in the Europa League.