Arsenal target ‘wants out’ of Lyon; increased offer expected

Date published: Friday 30th June 2017 3:56

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted once again that Alexandre Lacazette “wants to leave” the club as Arsenal continue to be linked.

Lacazette is one of two players, alongside Thomas Lemar, who are considered to be serious targets for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger this summer.

Arsenal have already had a £44m bid for the France international rejected but are expected to make an increased offer in a bid to land the player.

And in an interview on Thursday evening, Aulas once again confirmed that Lacazette does want to leave Lyon.

“Alexandre should have left for Atletico, but that could not be done,” Aulas told AFP. “He wants to leave and we want to keep him, but the decision is not made.

“The case would obviously be the arrival of a player capable of scoring 25 to 30 goals per year. It will be a French international or a player of a very large European club.”

Aulas has previously stated that Lyon are also keen on Gunners frontman Olivier Giroud, but he told the Professional Football Convention in Cannes: “I think that right now Olivier wants to stay at Arsenal.

“You really have to ask Arsène Wenger. If there are arrivals at Arsenal, perhaps Olivier would like to return to France.”

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