Tag: Jean-Michel Aulas

Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Why the Aouar move to Arsenal fell through in the end

Arsenal landed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, but let's look at why Houssem Aouar ended up as the one that got away.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Lyon president sets deadline for Aouar exit and names their minimum sale price

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is putting the pressure on Arsenal to close a deal for Houssem Aouar by setting a deadline for the transfer.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Lyon president speaks out publicly on Arsenal 1st bid for Houssem Aouar

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are still too far from meeting their valuation for Houssem Aouar, after the Gunners' first formal bid this week.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Lyon president specifically names Arsenal when discussing potential Aouar exit

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas specifically brought up Arsenal when answering a question about whether Houssem Aouar could stay.

Lyon chief admits talented former Arsenal target can leave this summer

Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted they’ll let Nabil Fekir leave this summer, after almost selling him to Liverpool last year.

Ligue 1 star's comments boost Arsenal hopes of making him a summer signing

Nabil Fekir insists he isn't close to joining Jurgen Klopp's men in Liverpool, and he still has a number of offers to consider this summer.

Club president responds to news of Liverpool agreeing €70m deal for Arsenal target

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas insists the club haven't had any contact with Liverpool today over the sale of Nabil Fekir, despite plenty of stories suggesting the contrary.

Arsenal face a big hurdle in their pursuit of £60m Ligue 1 star

Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas insists that Nabil Fekir will not be leaving the club.
Olivier Giroud

Arsenal man linked with clubs from the Premier League and Ligue 1 will decide...

Olivier Giroud is expected to make a decision on his Arsenal future in the coming days, with a host of clubs interested in his signature this summer.

Lacazette to Arsenal: What you probably missed this weekend

Arsenal are closer than they’ve ever been to signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, but it's been a transfer saga which intensified on the weekend.

Media embarrassed after Lyon president responds to rumours surrounding Lacazette

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently took to Twitter to deny there had been a deal agreed with Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette, claiming the Gunners’ bid was under the asking price.

Lyon president confirms Lacazette deal and comments on Giroud swap

Lyon’s president, the ever-chatty Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that they have ‘given an agreement’ to Arsenal over the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette, but that the subject of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud was not mentioned.

President admits striker wants to play for Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas seems resigned to the fact that he will be unable to sign Olivier Giroud this summer.
Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal supporters won't be happy following this admission from the Lyon president

Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has denied that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club this summer, contrary to reports that Arsenal were close to agreeing a £44m deal.
Olivier Giroud

Arsenal star awaiting his fate with showdown talks planned with Arsene Wenger

Olivier Giroud is believed to be seeking clarification with manager Arsene Wenger over his role at Arsenal next season.

Lyon president says Lacazette will only be sold if this happens

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, claims that Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the Ligue 1 club if they can't find a replacement.
Olivier Giroud

Lacazette in, Giroud out, Willock walking & more you might have missed this weekend

Arsenal could be making a drastic change to their frontline ahead of next season if rumours are to be believed.

Arsenal 'ready to pay' £56.9m for Lacazette says Lyon president

Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has said that Arsenal are ‘ready to pay for Lacazette’ as rumours surrounding the player pick up speed.

Olivier Giroud pictured at Lyon airport as president confirms approach

Olivier Giroud was spotted at Lyon airport this weekend and while it was expected he was simply flying in to see his family, Lyon’s president has confirmed an approach for the forward.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Arsenal agree deal for Wenger target, final talks 'early next week'

Arsenal have reportedly come to an agreement for the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette after Lyon accepted a €50m (£44m) bid from Arsenal.

Chairman confirms phone calls for 37-goal striker

Jean-Michael Aulas has confirmed he has received phone calls asking about Alexandre Lacazette, but reiterated his desire to keep him.

Arsenal ready to make £54m bid to sign 28-goal striker

Reports claim Arsenal are preparing a £54m bid for Alexandre Lacazette, despite the club president recently playing down exit talk.

Are Lyon lining up a replacement for Arsenal-linked Lacazette with this coveted striker?

Lyon are hoping to sign Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal are 'most advanced' to sign 37-goal striker

Alexander Lacazette has been on Arsenal's radar for a long time and according L'Equipe, Arsene Wenger's side are winning the race to sign the 26-year-old.
Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon president denies Arsenal bid for Lacazette

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, is now denying that he mentioned anything about an Arsenal bid for Lacazette despite a number of reporters claiming that he did just that.

President confirms 'very nice' Arsenal offer for star striker but there's a problem

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that Arsenal have put in a 'nice' offer for Alexandre Lacazette after the club told the player he could leave only to now say that he won't be going anywhere.

President jets in to discuss selling Arsenal his £60m-rated striker as Liverpool ponder move

Arsenal are edging closer to completing a deal for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.

Arsenal told to pay £60m to sign Atletico Madrid-target this summer

Arsenal have reportedly been told that a transfer fee of €55m (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons will be an adequate starting offer to complete the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

Arsenal manager meets Ligue 1 counterpart over summer move for coveted striker

Arsene Wenger has reportedly now met with Lyon boss, Jean-Michael Aulas, and is feeling confident over a move for striker, Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal manager and chief executive were in Nice for this reason

It turns out that mortal enemies Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis weren't actually in Nice last week to sign Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, they were there for Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Deal agreed as forward says 'They've got great players, a great manager'

On Tuesday, we reported that Lyon's club president Jean-Michel Aulas said Alexandre Lacazette's future was still undecided but it seems he has a hankering for Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid on red alert with 127-goal striker allowed to leave this...

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.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Arsenal target gets hostile reception from fans - but were his comments twisted?

Reports last week said Alexandre Lacazette is being "psychologically destroyed" by fans' booing after his recent comments but his club president claims his words were 'misunderstood'

Club president hints at €55m Arsenal striker bid

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has been talking about Arsenal's interest in Alexandre Lacazette again.

Lyon confirm €50m bid for Lacazette

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that the Ligue 1 club turned down a €50m bid for Alexandre Lacazette from West Ham this summer.

‘Enough is enough’ – Lyon chairman slams PSG over Jese Rodriguez signing

Lyon chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, has slammed PSG after they completed the signing of Real Madrid's Jese Rodriguez.
Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette to Arsenal – latest updates

After Arsenal were revealed to have bid £29.4m for Alexandre Lacazette, how has the story developed over the past 24 hours?
Alexandre Lacazette

'Wenger doesn't want my £40m forward'

Lyon’s president, Jean-Michal Aulas, has disappointed Arsenal fans everywhere, by revealing that Arsenal are not interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette.