Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, with the player having gone on record indicating his interest to move away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais this summer.
The Frenchman was quoted telling CANAL+: “If offers come in that one cannot refuse, I don’t want to refuse them. If not, I am happy at Lyon.”
The player was then asked by a Get French Football reporter if he has received any transfer offers till now this summer, to which he quipped that the questions should be directed to club president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Lacazette’s comments may hint towards his willingness to move to Arsenal – a club with whom he has been linked for quite a while now – in the near future. The Gunners themselves are known to have become desperate to sign a forward in recent times, and had reportedly even tabled a £29m bid for the Frenchman last month – one which was promptly rejected by the Ligue 1 giants, with reports of them holding out a price tag of £40m plus add-ons for him.
Nevertheless, despite only just over 2 weeks left of the transfer window, it is still unclear whether the north Londoners’ manager Arsene Wenger would be open to the prospect of splashing out that kind of money on the player, or not, with him now believed to be keener on signing a world class defender first.