Arsenal have been quoted a fee of €67million to sign Alexandre Lacazette after holding talks with Lyon, according to report.
Arsene Wenger has spoken to the Ligue 1 club out the availability of the striker and he has been quoted an upfront fee of €55million (£48.7 million), plus €12million (£10.6million) in add-ons to bring the 26-year-old to The Emirates.
Wenger tried to snare the France forward last summer, while West Ham saw a bid of around €5omillion rejected, but the Daily Telegraph reports “fresh talks have already taken place between Arsenal and Lacazette’s current club”.
Lacazette has been touted for a move for the last few years, but with just two years left on his contract in France, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has indicated that his star striker Alexandre Lacazette will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
“Alex had a good option with a club that is in his heart,” Aulas said last month. “If the club of his heart is able to match our demands – as Barcelona did last season for Sam Umtiti – then things will go well. Otherwise, it will depend on our other business.”
And Lacazette recently admitted a move was on the agenda.
“[The team I will join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football,” said the forward.
“Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”
Lacazette is set to play alongside Kylian Mbappe against England in Paris tonight and Wenger, who also holds an interest in Mbappe, will be a eagle-eyed spectator.
The gunner are believed to be willing to pay €100million (£88.5 million) for the 18-year-old, which has been rejected, but Real Madrid are also serious about signing Mbappe and they are reported to have a lodged €120million (£106.2 million) offer.