According to the Daily Mail, Olympique Lyonnais chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has recently admitted he’s willing to let striker Alexandre Lacazette go if the right offer comes in this summer.
The French international has been linked with a number of sides in recent months, with Arsenal reported to be leading the chase for his signature.
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are also hopeful of signing the centre-forward who has scored 127 goals for Lyon over 274 appearances, but the 25-year-old’s asking price will need to be met before clubs can undergo personal terms with the player.
Jean-Michel Aulas said in the interview: “If the club of his heart is able to match our demands – as Barcelona did last season for Samuel Umtiti – then things will go well. Otherwise, it will depend on our other business.
“But if any players feel that this club is not big enough for them, we will look for others who are just as strong but have the right mentality as well.”
Sky News reporter Kaveh Solhekol also caused quite a stir among football fans with a post on his Twitter account, suggesting that Lacazette might actually sign for Arsenal.
The talented Frenchman made 44 appearances in all competitions for Lyon this season, scoring 35 goals in the process.
It’s no wonder he’s one of the most coveted strikers this summer. Arsenal will make a big statement of intent if they do manage to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.