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Arsene Wenger’s effort to sign a proven striker this summer is proving increasingly difficult going by recent reports making the rounds.
According to reports, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has dealt a blow to Arsenal by claiming he would rather sell Alexandre Lacazette to Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
“I know Nasser suggested to Noel Le Graet [president of the French Football Federation] that he is not investing that much in French players because he thought other presidents of French clubs looked badly upon it,” Aulas told France Football.
“I want him to know that if he makes an offer for Alexandre at least equal to that of the other clubs bidding for him, then Alex can go to Paris without problem.
“I am a businessman and a modern club president. Transfer money must be reinvested into French football, as I always did when we were at the peak of our powers.
“When transfer money is shared abroad, it strengthens our competitors instead.”
This reports will sure come as a huge blow to Arsenal fans who have been hoping Wenger can sign a proven striker in Lacazette.
Although PSG have been linked with the striker, the player himself may not be willing to move to the French capital due to competition for the center forward role at PSG.
Edinson Cavani remains the irreplaceable frontman for PSG, and Lacazette who has been a key part of Lyon’s success over the years would not want to play a big part role from the bench, hence a move there unlikely.
Arsenal on the other hand are ready to build the team around 24 year old and that could be the deciding factor to sealing the deal this summer.
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