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Reports making the round suggest Arsenal are reportedly working round the clock to sign Lyon star striker Alexandre Lacazette before the Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Australia.
We previously reported Arsenal are willing to pay around £45million for the 26-year-old striker who has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirate Stadium with Arsene Wenger believed to be a strong admirer of the star striker.
The Sun reported yesterday Lyon has now raised their asking price to £57million to fend off interest for the Lacazette.
However, the prolific French goalscorer looked set to join Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer but a transfer ban means the Spanish club cannot buy new players until January.
The Evening Standard say Wenger hopes the deal can be agreed in the next few weeks.
Arsenal will kick off their pre season tour to Australia in mid-July and Wenger wants his marquee summer signing to be present as the club prepare for the 2017-18 campaign.
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