Alexandre Lacazette:Arsenal have been told exactly how much they will need to spend to prise striker Alexandre Lacazette away from Lyon this summer, according to reports.
The 26-year-old is becoming a firm target for Arsene Wenger this summer, having originally only been a back-up option to Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe if their bid for the teenager failed.
But the north London club are increasingly resigned to missing out on the 18-year-old, with Monaco rejecting their £88.5 million offer, and have moved onto Lacazette instead.
According to The Telegraph, Lyon and Arsenal have held fresh talks over the striker, with the Gunners quoted €55 million (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons.
Lyon are generally open-minded about the prospect of selling Lacazette, having already agreed to sell him to Atletico Madrid before the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld.
Alexandre Lacazette’s Ligue 1 season
They will offer little resistance should he push for a move to Arsenal as gratitude for the time he has spent at the club, having joined the club’s academy as a schoolboy.
Lacazette has 100 Ligue 1 goals for Lyon and was in blistering form last season, out-scored by only Edinson Cavani as he notched 28 goals in 30 appearances.