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Lyon superstar close to deal with Arsenal

The France international can boost the offensive choices at Arsene Wenger’s disposal when being a long-run transfer target for the Gunners

Alexandre Lacazette has traveled to London to end a club record move to Arsenal for an initial fee within the region of £46 million. The Lyon striker is anticipated to sign a five-year contract at the Emirates structure when the Gunners augmented their gap bid.

Lacazette, 26, has scored over 20 Ligue one goals in every of his last 3 seasons for Lyon and can be a part of Arsenal for a club record fee, eclipsing the £42.5m paid to Real Madrid to sign Mesut Ozil in 2013. With hopes of language Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe – a true Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain target – weakening, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger managed to convert another of Ligue 1’s star forwards to play at the Emirates structure.

Lyon club president Jean Michel-Aulas, who sanctioned the transfer on Sunday, has antecedently aforementioned the Premier League facet should give up €65million to prise Lacazette removed from Parc Olympique Lyonnais and also the new in agreement deal includes bonuses value £6m.

France international Lacazette was near connection Atletico Madrid before the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld and Aulas confirmed via French news outlet LE Progres that Wenger’s aspect failed to wish to pay over the chances for the forward. The Gunners still hope to stay Olivier Giroud, though they’re ready to let Lucas Perez, who joined last August however scored just once in eleven Premier League matches, leave the north London club this summer.

Arsenal conjointly stay hopeful of a deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar additionally, however the child doesn’t seemable to force a move to the Gunners.

Leicester town jock Riyad Mahrez conjointly remains a target of Wenger’s when in person talking to the 67-year-old over a period of time agone.

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