£15m Newcastle striker target admits interest from other clubs

Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he is the subject of transfer interest from other clubs.

The 23-year-old has long been linked with Newcastle United and would add to the already established French group of players at the club.

And the Lyon striker has now revealed that he is the subject of interest from potential suitors.

However, Lacazette also insists that he is, for now at least, focused on the forthcoming Ligue 1 campaign.

"Last winter there were rumours, rumours of a possible departure and you can hear anything and everything, it has not been easy," he said.

"Now I am used to it, and I am now in Lyon and concentrating on the new season.

"It is true that with myself, Max [Gonalons] and Clement [Grenier], we have people looking at us – but it's a good pressure."

The Magpies have already signed a number of forwards this summer, including Monaco's Emmanuele Riviere, Ayoze Perez and Facundo Ferreyra.

But Alan Pardew is said to maintain his interest in adding a fourth new striker to his ranks in Lacazette.

Newcastle have reportedly agreed a £15 million fee for the 23-year-old, although he is said to hold doubts about sacrificing Champions League football to come to Tyneside.

It has been a busy transfer window so far for Pardew and co. but time is running out to finalise their dealings ahead of the new Premier League season, when the Magpies will open their campaign against defending champions Manchester City.

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