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According to reports from The Sun, Arsenal are preparing a summer move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in a bid to bolster his strike force for next season.
Per the report, the Gunners manager and the club’s chief executive officer Ivan Gazidis met with Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas in France to discuss the possibility of the north London club signing the 26-year-old.
The report claims Arsenal are ready to pay a fee of £50m ($64.5m) to sign Lacazette with the Gunners promising to pay of £200,000 ($257,960) should he make the switch to the Emirates this summer.
Arsenal are now in pole position as previous reports suggested Lacazette was set to join Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. However, the deal collapsed after the Court of Arbitration of Sports upheld an appeal against the Spanish capital club’s transfer ban.