West Ham United chiefs believe they will lose out in the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer to either French champions Paris Saint-Germain or Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is expected to meet up with the agents of the France international striker this week in France to discuss personal terms and try to lure him to join the North London club according to the Mirror.
French club Olympique Lyon has valued the French international striker Lacazette at £45m and has decided to keep hold of the striker who has scored 72 goals in 172 matches for Lyon since 2010, including at least 20 goals in each of the last three seasons.
The East London club has seen three bids already rejected for the star striker this summer, the latest worth about £40m.
West ham remains hopeful they can reach an agreement to sign the striker but believe that the striker might end up signing for Paris Saint-Germain.
The French championships PSG have today announced that head coach Laurent Blanc has left the club, as Sevilla’s three-time Europa League winning coach Unai Emery is set to replace him in Paris.
It’s believed that Emery would want to make a big splash in the transfer market and want Lacazette to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is poised to join Manchester United on a free transfer.