Manchester United ‘join race’ for €60m Lyon star

Date published: Thursday 4th May 2017 2:33

Manchester United are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette, according to French paper L’Equipe.

The Lyon striker is a long-term target of Arsenal and they remain keen on the 25-year-old, but Atletico Madrid are also in the running for the player.

Calciomercato report that Atletico are closest to signing the €60m striker, but their transfer ban could open the door for United and Arsenal.

Atletico are in hot water with UEFA alongside rivals Real Madrid for breaking rules on signing under-18 players from overseas.

The latest report claims Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are very enthusiastic about Lacazette, a player Wenger failed with a bid for last summer.

Atletico won’t let him go easily though, despite the player, on more than one occasion, saying it was the “right time” to move on.

Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas last month claimed: “We’re ready to go a bit mad and do things we’ve never done to keep Alexandre Lacazette.”

Yesterday Lacazette ruled out a move to a “kick and rush” team and said he will only consider a Champions League side.

Lacazette, who has scored a 31 goals in 40 games for Lyon this term, is also wanted by Borussia Dortmund, who may need to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Atletico may need to replace Griezmann, who could head to United, who have a list of strikers to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney.

Kylian Mbappe, Griezmann, Andrea Belottti are on United’s list, along with Lacazette.

That’s a striker merry-go-round.

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