Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Lyon over signing striker Alexandre Lacazette.

According to French outlet, BeIN Sports [via GFFN], Arsenal have opened talks with Lyon for Lacazette, who scored 37 goals in 45 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season.

The Gunners have allegedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of the 26-year-old since his preferred club, Atletico Madrid, have had their recruitment ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

What’s more, Lacazette claims that a move to the Premiership could be ‘interesting’.

“(The Premier League) could be an interesting option,” he told Eurosport.

“It is a great league with interesting teams. For the moment, those are only rumours.

“I will wait until the end of the international stint with France before taking any decision.

“Like everyone else, I heard the news [about Atletico]. This was always going to be a possibility, it was 50-50. The decision had not perturbed me, life goes on.”

The striker, whose asking price is apparently €60m (£52.3m), will make a decision over his future after the international break.

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France play a World Cup Qualifier against Sweden on 9 June and a friendly match against England on 13 June.

Arsenal had a bid of €35m (£30.5m) for Lacazette rejected last summer, which Lyon made public. Perhaps Arsene Wenger will be more successful this time.

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