Report suggests Lacazette has told Lyon he wants to leave club

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Alexandre Lacaztete has reportedly told Lyon officials that he wants to leave the club, and he has been linked to Arsenal.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesLyon's Alexandre Lacazette

French news outlet L'Equipe are reporting this morning that Alexandre Lacazette has told Lyon that he wants to leave the club.

The French striker's future has been the subject of intense speculation over the summer, with Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham all having registered their interest at some point or another (The Mirror).

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesLacazette has reportedly told Lyon that he wants to leave

The Gunners' search for a world-class striker has so far proved to be fruitless, so the news emanating from France this morning could tempt them to go back in for the 25-year-old.

L'Equipe go on to claim that the Ligue 1 outfit will demand around £43 million (€50 million), so a move to North London could prove problematic, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger highly unlikely to be willing to pay that amount for the Frenchman.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesThe French striker has been targeted by multiple Premier league clubs over the summer

Lacazette is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe and he managed 21 goals in 34 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon last term. He is incredibly quick, and plays off the shoulder of the last defender, which would give Arsenal a totally different dimension to their attacking play, should they choose to make a move.

The reported price-tag on Lacazette's head doesn't seem too unreasonable in today's market, and there must surely come a time when Arsene Wenger realises that if he expects to bring a top-class striker to the Emirates, he must pay a premium for his services.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerCould Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger make a move for Lacazette?



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