Olympique Lyonnais want £60m if they are to sell Nabil Fekir, but the French club don’t plan to sell their star player to Arsenal, meaning his future lies elsewhere from the Emirates in January.
The Gunners want to bring Fekir to the Emirates to join former teammate Alexandre Lacazette, reports claim. The 24-year-old admitted he’s interested in Arsenal, among other clubs, but Lyon are standing firm.
The Daily Star write that Lacazette’s former employers want to hold onto the midfielder until at least the summer. You don’t have to look very hard to see why.
Fekir has 15 goals and three assists in 22 matches so far this season, and captains the side. Paris Saint-Germain are starting to pull away at the top of the table, like every year, but Lyon are nine points behind.
They’ll at least hope to make the Champions League places from their current position. Plus, there’s the Europa League. Like Arsenal, Lyon are in the knockout stages of the competition. If the two teams keep winning, they could face each other before long.
The French side’s chances will be significantly higher with Fekir on their side, so I’m not surprised they want to hold onto him for as long as possible. But if Alexis Sanchez leaves in January, I’d expect the Gunners to test their resolve.