Report: Arsenal handed boost in pursuit of Liverpool-linked Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette

The Gunners have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, following latest comments from manager Hubert Fournier.

Arsenal's hopes of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette have been boosted after his coach Hubert Fournier said he could leave this summer, as per The Telegraph.

Reports suggest that last season's Ligue 1 top goalscorer, who has persistently been linked with an exit from Stade de Gerland, could finally be available for a move - news that will be music to the ears of both Arsene Wenger and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Amid reported interest from Arsenal and, according to the Independent, Liverpool, Fournier's most recent comments are unlikely to quash any speculation surrounding a possible move to the Premier League.

As reported by The Telegraph, the Lyon head coach said: "He [Lacazette] is still under contract and the club is the decision maker. At no time have I felt a request to leave from him.

"Things can still change. It is early July. The sooner it is resolved, the better it will be for everyone."

These comments suggest an offer is yet to be made but that the club would be open to letting the prolific striker leave. That's certainly how the newspapers are interpreting it.

Fournier seemingly wants any approach to be resolved as soon as possible, not only to remove the uncertainy regarding the situation but also to give Lyon the opportunity to line up a potential replacement. 

Lacazette has previously stated his desire to play Champions League football, so a move to the Emirates appears more likely, but the 24-year-old could be swayed by a big offer from Anfield. 

The French international, who scored 27 goals in 33 appearances last term, would be some coup for both Arsenal and Liverpool.

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