AGREED: Wenger to Splash Over £50m to Bring Lacazette to the Emirates

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Arsenal have opened talks with Olympic Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports in France.

The striker was a target of Arsenal last summer but Lyon weren’t willing to sell him. However, things have since changed since then, with Lyon now more receptive to allowing the striker leave.

He was set for a move to Atletico Madrid but the Court of Arbitration for Sports decision to uphold the ban placed on the Spanish club by FIFA, meant they won’t be able to sign new players this summer.

According to BEIN Sports via The Daily Cannon, Arsenal have now made its move for Lacazette.

The report claims the Gunners have opened talks with Lyon over the transfer of the striker.

Wenger wants to land a marquee signing this summer and he is eyeing move for a top class striker with the likes of Mbappe and Lacazette on his radar.

Mbappe is the most sought after of both players, hence Lacazette deal will be an easier deal for us to complete. The French striker has revealed he is open to a move to the Premier League, which means Arsenal only have to make the right moves to sign the striker.

“(The Premier League) could be an interesting option,” he told Eurosport.

“It is a great league with interesting teams. For the moment, those are only rumours.

“I will wait until the end of the international stint with France before taking any decision.

“Like everyone else, I heard the news [about Atletico]. This was always going to be a possibility, it was 50-50. The decision had not perturbed me, life goes on.”

Lacazette is expected to cost in excess of £50m and it would be interesting to see if Wenger will pay that much for him.

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