Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has stated that the France international will not be moving to Anfield.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his side will be looking for attacking reinforcements this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette one of the names mentioned as a potential target, as per Metro.
However, any hopes the Reds had of landing the highly regarded France international have seemingly dissipated, with Lyon’s president rubbishing claims the forward could be on his way to Anfield.
Jean-Michel Aulas took to Twitter to dispel rumblings that the Merseyside outfit were ready to make a major move for Lacazette, in a scathing blow for Rodgers’ side.
“Your information is false. Liverpool have not called and what European cup are they playing in [next season?]. They have neither the means nor the interest,” Aulas wrote on social media.
Aulas’ comments come as a reality check to Liverpool ahead of a summer transfer window where a number of new players are needed to get the club back amongst English football’s elite.
Without having Champions League football as a drawcard for prospective new signings, the Reds will find it tough to attract the very best quality.
Lacazette’s future remains a doubt, but if the France international does end up in the Premier League it looks decidedly likely to be somewhere other than at Anfield.