Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon sensation Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side’s manager Bruno Genesio finally admitting that the player may be sold in the days to come.
The boss was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “He can leave if Lyon want him to. There are some offers that you cannot refuse.”
Genesio went on to say that Lacazette is an important player for the side, and that he certainly wants him to remain at the club, whilst also adding that anything may happen in the next 4 weeks.
The comments come only days after a revelation in the press that the French giants would be unwilling to part ways with the player anytime soon – something that club president Jean Michel Aulas has also stood by.
The highly rated French forward has been known to be on the wishlist of the Gunners for quite a while now, with the club believed to have already failed with a £29.3m bid for him sometime back. Also known to be chasing Lacazette are Atletico Madrid and West Ham United, with the latter having recently been rejected by the player himself, despite the club being ready to meet his side’s valuation of £40m for him.
Meanwhile, Gooners all around the globe would hope to see manager Arsene Wenger ditch his thrifty philosophy and splash the big bucks for the player, and in turn ensure a strong and useful signing for the side this summer.