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Arsenal breaking club transfer record to sign Lacazette 0

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will reportedly smash their club transfer record to sign Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer. According to Sky Sports, the French international will cost more than £50m, significantly more than Mesut Ozil’s £42.4m switch from Real Madrid in 2013.

Despite being desperate to keen the centre-forward at the Parc OL, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said it would take a bid in excess of £45m to procure Lacazette’s signature this summer. Arsenal were believed to have had an earlier offer rejected but have come in with a much more convincing bid to ensure they will the race for his signature.

Lacazette to Arsenal still possible due to Atleti transfer ban 0

Posted on June 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette looked set to snub Arsenal interest for a move to Atletico Madrid this summer, having all but agreed terms on a deal worth around £85m. But the French international could now be back on the Gunners’ radar with the Spanish La Liga side suffering a transfer ban.

As reported in the Evening Standard, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed the deal for Lacazette to arrive at the Vicente Calderon could now be off. “It’s good and bad news. It was, in financial terms, a very significant operation. Of course (the transfer ban) has changed everything. We had given Alex the green light to go to Atletico, the club of his heart,” he said.

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