Arsenal step up chase for a new striker

FC Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has asserted that he is interested in a move to the English Premier League (EPL).

Speaking on Facebook Live, the star striker, who has scored 100 goals in 203 matches for Lyon, said he will take a decision on his future following the current round of international matches with France.
“That could be an interesting option, it is a great league with interesting teams,” he said during the interview on Tuesday.

“For the moment, those are only rumours. I will wait until the end of the international stint with France before taking my decision.”

This development will surely delight EPL clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, all of whom have been linked with the 26-year-old who scored 37 goals for Lyon this season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stepped up efforts to buy the striker as he met the French club’s president Jean-Michael Aulas in order to thrash out the details of the transfer.

The transfer will reportedly cost the former EPL champions 50 million pounds ($64.6 million) and Lacazette will earn 200,000 pounds ($258,000) a week while playing for the current FA Cup champions.

The France international’s proposed transfer to Atletico Madrid fell through because of a transfer ban imposed upon the Spanish club by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for the current transfer window.

But Lacazette is reportedly keen on a playing for Atletico Madrid and had not ruled out a possible move in the future.

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