West Ham ready to make fresh £32m Lacazette bid – report

Date published: Monday 13th June 2016 2:30

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West Ham are set to make a fresh approach to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette with a bid of £32million, according to reports in the Italian media.

The Hammers are in the market for a new striker this summer and saw a bid for the Lyon striker rejected earlier this summer, while they’ve also been linked with Christian Benteke, NolitoMartin Braithwaite, Jordan Ayew, Jonathan CalleriMichy BatsuayiCarlos Bacca and Callum Wilson.

Both Tottenham and West Ham have been linked with Lacazette in the past, with the latter reportedly having a bid turned down in May.

However, according to claims made by Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham are still keen on bringing the Ligue 1 striker to Premier League next season and are looking to make a new approach, despite seeing their initial £24million approach rejected.

The report claims that West Ham are willing to pay up to £32million to land the 25-year-old in a bid to bring a top striker to their new home ground at the Olympic Park next season.

‘“Lacazette could be leaving France to play in the Premier League” Di Marzio wrote.

“The ball is now in the French club’s court, they’ll have to decide if they want to accept this significant offer”.

Although Lacazette isn’t in France’s squad for the European Championships, the striker has enjoyed another prolific season after scoring 23 goals in 44 appearances, taking his tally for the club to 72 goals in 172 appearances at Lyon.


The player has admitted in the past that he’d be open for a move to England, describing the Premier League as “an attractive proposition”.

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