Constantly looking for a new striker, it seems, Arsenal are prepared to go all out this summer if various reports are to be believed.
First came big talk of Gonzalo Higuain possibly being the subject of either a €94m bid (his release clause) or an offer + player deal of €60m + Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman’s agent did little to quash those rumours on Tuesday as he told Radio CRC that if his client had to go to Napoli, he’d do so without arguing, but it’s another target who’s the focus of much talk in France.
Le Progrès, Lyon’s local newspaper, claim in their Wednesday edition that Alexandre Lacazette is still in Arsène Wenger’s transfer plans, with the London club ready to pay up to €50m for the 25-year-old.
Down Lyon’s end, however, all is calm.
Jean-Michel Aulas has made it clear the player is not for sale, and the player himself is content with his status at his current club, meaning the big leap to a bigger league might be for next season.
Guess it all depends on how much Arsenal want him, at the end of the day.