Report: Arsenal willing to offer £34 million for Lacazette

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for the Lyon striker, but the French club do not want to sell.

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According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are willing to offer the €40 million (£34.2million) they believe would tempt Lyon into talks about selling Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners are keen to sign a striker this summer; with both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott failing to prove they are the world class strikers that the side needs. 

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They targeted Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy before the start of Euro 2016 but he elected to stay with the Premier League champions when they offered him an improved contract. 

As a result Arsenal have turned their attention elsewhere and Lacazette is one of several strikers they have been linked with.

Lyon are not keen on seeing one of their key men depart though and have already rejected several bids from West Ham United.

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Arsenal could attempt to test their resolve, with the Telegraph reporting that they are willing to offer the €40 million, around £34.2 million, they believe would tempt Lyon into opening negotiations over a sale.

However, the report does stress that the price may be more of an initial indication to open talks rather than a set fee for the striker.

There is every chance that Lyon could increase their asking price at any point and with Arsenal yet to make an official bid, Lacazette’s future remains far from resolved.

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