Arsenal have reportedly been handed a boost to their future chances of landing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The France international is poised to sign a new deal at the Ligue 1 side, however, Le10 Sport claims that the striker will demand a release clause in his new deal so he can leave for a “fair price”.
The Gunners were reported to have had a bid rejected in the summer, with the amount offered thought to be around €35million.
Lacazette, who is set to earn £100,000-a-week once he puts pen to paper, has made an incredible start to the new campaign, scoring six goals in three games.
Arsene Wenger will no doubt be encouraged by Lacazette’s demands and his blistering start to the new season and could return with a fresh bid.
Lyon lost 3-1 to Bordeaux yesterday and Lacazette picked up an injury in the process that could keep him out for a ‘few weeks’.
“It’s a nightmare of an afternoon,” said Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas.
“The result was very disappointing and we have more bad news.
“[Lacazette] felt a really big pain when he made a run. The doctor will speak tomorrow but we’re expecting it to be a few weeks.”