Goonersden brings you news from top football news sites from the likes of ESPN, SkySport, Daily Mail, Daily Star and Metro… We also Analyse football, player, transfer and predict Arsenal starting line-up.Arsenal have been handed a boost in its attempt to sign Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners have been working on a deal to sign the striker but have been frustrated by Lyon. The French club have already rejected an opening £29.5m bid for the striker, subsequently warning they won’t entertain any offer for the striker this summer.
It was claimed that Wenger would be returning with an improved £35m bid but Arsenal are believed to have held talks with Lyon and were told it would take a bid of about £60m to sign the striker.
The 25 year old has began the season in good form, bagging a hat-trick in Lyon’s first league game of the season. And speaking after the game, the striker refused to rule out a switch to the Emirates.
Lacazette told Canal + : “If offers come in that one cannot refuse, I don’t want to refuse them.”
“If not, I am happy at Lyon.”
However, Wenger is unwilling to pay over the odds for Lacazette and it’s unlikely he will go above his valuation to sign the striker.
Arsenal are currently light in attack department as the club have only Olivier Giroud as its fit centre forward.