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Arsenal offered Alexandre Lacazette for £21m

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Gunners set to bolster attacking options with the signing of the France international:

Lyon forward, Alexandre Lacazette, has been offered to Arsenal for £21m, according to the Daily Telegraph. 

Lacazette came to the attention of several top European sides, after netting 31 goals in 40 appearances in the French top-flight last term.

Despite his goal-scoring feats of last season, Lyon have offered Arsenal the chance to sign the 24-year-old at a cut-price deal this summer, with Arsene Wenger looking to secure a deal for his compatriot.

Lacazette has previously said that he would only depart his homeland in favour of a Champions League club.

Contract talks broke down last week:

Negotiations with Lyon over an improved deal, stalled last week, as Lacazette demanded an annual wage of £4.5m a year after helping them to the Champions League  – his agent, David Venditelli, hinted that more lucrative offers lie elsewhere.

“The offers we’ve had from abroad are very significant in terms of finances,” Venditelli said. “Ultimatums and media pressure won’t change our demands, which OL are aware of.”

Initially, Lyon were keen to hold off potential suitors over the transfer of the starlet this summer, however the late developments mean that officials at the club are prepared to cut ties with the want-away  forward.

Should he move to North London this transfer window, he will be joining the likes of Olivier Giroud, Daniel Welbeck, and Theo Walcott as attacking options for Wenger.

In order to fund the move, goalkeeper David Ospina, and forwards Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell are set to be off-loaded.

by Ben Reardon

 

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