Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir staying at Lyon – club president

Alexandre Lacazette

Jean-Michel Aulas has stated that the duo, who have been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, will remain in France.

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, two of the hottest prospects for big English teams are Lyon duo Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir.

The France international duo have had a spectacular season, firing the Stade de Gerland outfit into title contention, and as such have been heavily linked with moves to the Premier League.

Lacazette tops the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts and has emerged as a reported target for goal-shy Liverpool, according to Metro.

Fekir meanwhile has been a creative force as an attacking midfielder, with Arsenal running the rule over the talented star according to Mirror.

However, the English clubs’ transfer plans may well have to change following Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas’ latest comments.

The outspoken chief has stated that the pair will play their football with the Ligue 1 club in 2015-16.

"It is in their interest (to stay) and they have decided to,” Aulas is quoted as saying by L’Equipe.

Lacazette in particular has attracted significant attention due to his goalscoring exploits this term, with the homegrown striker now becoming a regular fixture for the French national side also.

Fekir opted to represent France over Algeria and has proven himself more than good enough to play international football.

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