Arsenal Hold Fresh Talks Over £49m Deal To Sign Liverpool Striker Target
Arsenal have held fresh talks over a deal to sign Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette and have been told by Lyon they want £48.7m up front
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal step-up their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette…
Lyon have informed Arsenal it will require a fee of £48.7m up front plus add ons to sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer after the two clubs held fresh talks over a deal, according to the Telegraph.
Lacazette enhanced his reputation as one of Europe’s most lethal strikers after scoring 37 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season and it’s led to plenty of interest from the Premier League.
The Metro reported earlier this month that Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all showing a keen interest in signing the 26-year-old – although it looks as though Jose Mourinho has since turned his attention to Alvaro Morata.
It appears Arsenal have stolen a march on their rivals as the Telegraph claim the Gunners have now held fresh talks with Lyon over a potential deal to land Lacazette this summer.
The newspaper says the French outfit accept now is the time to cash-in on the striker and informed the Gunners they want £48.7m up front with a further £10.6m coming in performance-based add ons.
Lacazette has spent his entire professional career at Lyon but it looks like he’ll finally be on the move this summer and he’s emerged as one of Arsene Wenger’s prime targets as the Arsenal boss looks to strengthen his attack.
Wenger knows he needs to add a prolific goal scorer to his squad if Arsenal are to be genuine title contenders next season and I think Lacazette would be an excellent addition at the Emirates if they could get a deal agreed.
However, I wouldn’t discount Liverpool from the race just yet as Jurgen Klopp is also in the market for a new striker and the Reds are able to offer Lacazette something Arsenal can’t; Champions League football.
We’ll have to wait and see whether either club is willing to pay Lyon’s reported asking price but Lacazette is developing in to a top class striker so I’d love to see him ply his trade here in the Premier League next season.
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