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Arsenal make 'very nice offer' for Alexandre Lacazette, confirms Lyon president

18 June 2017

Football London reported last week that Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas was in London to hold talks over a possible £60m deal with Arsene Wenger and he was quoted as saying that the Gunners had put forward a "very interesting" offer.

An initial report from Get France Football claimed that Aulas had spoken of an offer from Arsenal, though this has been proven as incorrect.

Former midfielder Don Hutchison has told that he believes Lyon's goal machine Alexandre Lacazette would be great for either of Liverpool, Everton, or Arsenal.

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In fact, the player looked set to join Atletico Madrid this summer before the club's ban on transfer activities scuppered the deal.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Lacazette and it has been claimed that they are now the favourites to sign him but they could face competition from Premier League clubs.

"We had negotiations with Atletico". For us, he won't leave.

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With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expected to leave, Borussia Dortmund are also keeping a close watch on the 26-year-old and the club could soon prioritise signing Lacazette this summer. I don't have any offers right now.

Alexis Sanchez did turn out to be a revelation for Arsenal as the side's centre-forward, but Wenger has chosen to play him behind the striker in his new system.

Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is seemingly on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer and according to his agent he has attracted interest from former club Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla.

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Fernandez said: "The key date is 3 July when Arsenal's pre-season begins". He's only realistically going to receive that by leaving, so it would not be surprising if he departs in the coming months.

Arsenal make 'very nice offer' for Alexandre Lacazette, confirms Lyon president