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Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in signing Lyon striker Alexander Lacazette as the French club are already preparing for a future without him.
Per the report, Lyon have agreed a £16.5million deal with Chelsea for Bertrand Traore who has been seen as a possible Lacazette possible replacement should he complete the move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed: “We’re fine-tuning the talks with the player and I hope to be able to conclude the deal in the next few days.”
Frenchman Olivier Giroud is also closing in on a move away to West Ham as he would be found surplus should Lacazette make the move to Arsenal.
It is believed Arsean; are preparing an improved bid of £50million after having a £26.7million rejected last summer.
Arsenal are ready to spend a club-record £50m on French international Lacazette, who has bagged 100 goals in 203 Ligue 1 games.
If Lacazette did finally move to Arsenal, Giroud, 30, will be forced to move toWest Ham as they are keen on a move for the 96 goals hitman.