Report: Lacazette snubbed West Ham for a Champions League club, Spurs in contention

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette allegedly only wants to join a Champions League club.

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According to Get French Football News, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette told the club to reject West Ham's £31m bid as he will only join a club in the Champions League.

Lacazette, 24, has been one of the top strikers in Europe over the last few years, emerging through the ranks at Lyon and smashing 76 goals in the last three seasons.

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The pacey forward has been a star in Ligue 1 as well as in Europe, but speculation now surrounds his future with the French club ahead of the transfer window.

Sky Sports reported last week that West Ham had made a €40m (£31m) bid for Lacazette in an attempt to make him their marquee signing for the Olympic Stadium, but Lyon snubbed the offer.

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Now, Get French Football News report that Lacazette encouraged the club to reject the bid, as he only wants to sign for a club in the Champions League - and West Ham are only in next season's Europa League.

That means that a couple of clubs are still in the running, and the report suggests that Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain are still in the race to sign the France international this summer.

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Spurs desperately need another striker to take some pressure of Harry Kane in attack, but PSG's funds - and the chance to stay in France - could be more appealing to Lacazette, given that he would have the chance to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the capital.

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