Lyon President confirms Alexandre Lacazette close to record Arsenal move

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Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette is close to a record move to English FA Cup winners, Arsenal, after comments by club President, Jean-Michel Aulas.

Arsenal bound striker Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette scored more league goals than Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez combined, last season.

President Aulas confirmed that a deal with the Gunners for Lacazette could be done within a day or two, when he spoke to reporters at the weekend.

“Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer to Arsenal could be actioned within the next day or two,” Aulas said, according to Skysports.

“The figure reported by the English media of around €67m (including €12m in add-ons) is impossible and not realistic. Arsenal’s first offer was around €45m, the transfer will be concluded in the range of €45m to €50m.

“It constitutes, without doubt, a record transfer fee for Arsenal, [sic] and for Lyon of course,” he added.

Last week, Arsenal had a bid for the 26-year-old rejected by Lyon, but latest reports suggest that significant progress has been made between both parties.

Should the deal go through, it will become a record transfer fee paid for a player ever by Arsenal.

Lacazette, who has emerged as Arsene Wenger’s top transfer target this summer, scored 37 goals in 45 appearances last season for Lyon, with 28 of them coming in the league.

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