According to reports from France, Liverpool are going to attempt to scupper Arsenal’s rumoured move for Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette, this summer.

Lacazette has been linked heavily with Arsenal since last summer when Lyon claimed that the Gunners put in a €35m bid, which they quickly rejected.

Since then, it appears that the Frenchman has turned down the chance to sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 club. Probably because the release clause was allegedly €70m and it’s unlikely that anyone would pay that.

With Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal uncertain, the Gunners are reportedly once again looking to bring in Lacazette as a potential replacement.

However, long-time admirers Liverpool could be set to throw a spanner in the works.

The Merseyside club are the latest to be linked with the 25-year-old as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attack. Daniel Sturridge could leave this summer and given that Lacazette has scored 30 goals (10 penalties) in 39 appearances, he would be a great replacement.

The player himself is open for a move, saying recently, “Will this be my last few months at Lyon? It depends which teams will be on offer to me.

“I am prepared to leave, but only to make a significant leap forward. Otherwise, nothing will happen.”

The question is, does he consider Arsenal a step up from Lyon?