Arsenal and Olympic Lyon officials are said to have been in talks in regards with Alexandre Lacazette moving to the Emirates stadium this summer. However, the Gunners have not managed to reach an agreement with Lyon after attempting to secure the signing of Lacazette.
After a failed attempt to sign England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy who has chosen to remain at the King Power stadium, Arsenal are expected to continue their look out for a new striker despite the signing of J-League star Takuma Asano.
French striker Lacazette has been identified as the goal poacher Arsene Wenger is chasing after the Arsenal boss recently told Canal Sport that: “I neither confirm nor deny an interest”.
The Gunners have now failed to meet Lyon’s asking price of $53 million transfer fee for the striker, after formal talks were held between both parties.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger was able to hold talks with Lacazette’s agents recently but a move will not be sealed due to Arsenal’s failure to submit a sufficient offer.
West Ham is also interested in Lacazette, whose contract expires in June 2019, scoring 48 goals in the Ligue 1 over the past two seasons.