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Reports from the Metro suggest Arsenal will step up their chase for Alexander Lacazette as they fear of missing out on Kylian Mbappe.
The Metro suggest Arsene Wenger’s No.1 target still remains Mbappe but reports suggest he is on the verge of signing for Real Madrid due to the chance of playing in the Champions League next season.
Arsenal were willing to smash their transfer record in signing the 19-year-old who scored 26 stunning goals as he guided Monaco in winning the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
However, Arsenal are also eying another Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette who scored a stunning 27 goals in 45 appearances for Lyon last season.
Previous reports last week citing the the Daily Mail claims Arsenal are in pole position for the 26-year-old and the Gunners have already tabled a formal bid of £35million which was rejected last summer.
Now it is believed Lyon are ready to do business and a fee of around £50m is expected to be needed to secure the striker.