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According to reports, Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in singing Lyon star Alexander Lacazette this summer as Lyon are closing in on a possible replacement for the outbound star.
Reports claims Chelsea star Bertrand Traore is ready to quit Stamford Bridge for Lyon as Chelsea boost their spending power by clearing the decks of fringe players.
Per the report, the starlet is close to agreeing a £16.6million move to French club Lyon.
Traore is now finalising personal terms ahead of a medical before making a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said: “We’re fine tuning the talks.
“It’s a very ambitious operation, one that fits with what we had said.
“I hope to be able to conclude the deal in the next ten days, if possible for the end of the week.”
Arsenal are now leading the race in signing Lacazette after his deal to Atletico Madrid didn’t fall through as the Spanish side were hit with a transfer ban.
It is believed Lacazette will cost the Gunners close to £50million to secure his services this summer.