Lyon denies Arsenal interest in Lacazette

13 Juillet, 2016, 03:00 | Auteur: Ruben Ruiz
  • Alexandre Lacazette is not close to a move to Arsenal says Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas

Lacazette, a product of the club's excellent youth academy was born and raised in Lyon and his hometown club is the only one he has ever represented.

He has passed 20 goals in all competitions in each of his last three seasons at the club and has established himself as one of the hottest strikers in Ligue 1.

"I saw Arsene a lot during France's matches and he didn't talk to me about it", Aulas told L'Equipe.

"So I do not think that there is anything there and it seems to me that Alex wants to spend this season with Lyon in the new stadium".

Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen to sign another striker this summer as Danny Welbeck will be out of action until February with a knee injury.

Therefore, if the Gunners are to invest in a striker this summer they have two real options.

Aulas said he had spoken with Arsene Wenger during Euro 2016 and he had not mentioned Lacazette
Aulas said he had spoken with Arsene Wenger during Euro 2016 and he had not mentioned Lacazette

"I think that he will stay with us and we are very happy".

The Mirror claim that Chelsea's lack of Champions League football this season has put Morata off a move to Stamford Bridge, with both Arsenal and Manchester United interested in the 23-year-old as well as Paris Saint-Germain.

A move to the Emirates wouldn't make sense for Lacazette unless he receives assurances that he is being signed as the club's first choice striker.

Arsenal must pay £42million to prise Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette away from Lyon, according to a report.

Lacazette has 10 caps for France but was left out of the Euro 2016 squad by Didier Deschamps despite scoring 21 league goals last season.

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