Report: Arsenal could trigger Lacazette’s €40 million release clause

Arsenal are the the latest club to show an interest in Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette who has been on the West Ham United’s radar.

The 25-year-old has scored goals consistently in Ligue 1 but he believed to be keen to move on to another league.

 

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners have made the most of EURO 2016 by using it as an opportunity for manager Arsene Wenger to sound out a move to the Emirates.

It is believed that the Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, who is working as a television pundit during the tournament, used covering France’s recent match against the Republic of Ireland in Lyon as an opportunity to meet Lacazette’s representatives.

 

It is also understood that Lyon are demanding a fee of €40 million – but even then it appears to be an initial indication to open talks rather than a set fee – but Arsenal have suggested that is not a problem with Wenger determined to strengthen his strike force and with Jamie Vardy deciding to stay at Leicester City, despite his £21 million release clause being met. Vardy has since signed a new contract.

The Telegraph

Lacazette came through the academy at Lyon, making his debut in May 2010, and since then he has scored 92 goals in 230 games in all competitions.

Despite playing ten times for France to date, Lacazette was overlooked for a place in Didier Deschamps’ squad for EURO 2016.

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