As far as we are aware it is only Arsenal that is actively seeking to complete the transfer of the France international star Alexandre Lacazette from his French club Olympique Lyonnais. I certainly hope so because that will make things a lot easier for Arsene Wenger in his dealings with the club´s outspoken president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The Lyon supremo seems to be constantly posting updates about the transfer and a lot of them have been about the value of the forward and the Gunners needing to match the price they previously agree with Atletico Madrid. I get the feeling he is reminding the Gunners that Lacazette would have preferred to sign for the Spanish club and suggesting that he still could by just waiting a few months, but that appears to have been negated.
The Mail on Sunday reported yesterday that Atletico were very close to re-signing the Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa who is apparently happy to just train with them until he can be registered with them after the transfer ban is lifted.
This gives Arsenal and Wenger a huge boost to the chances of completing on Lacazette who will not be aware that his move to Madrid is not happening. Why Chelsea are happy to let such a key player leave is anyone’s guess and it could also weaken their title chances and subsequently increase ours, especially as it will help us seal the deal for a new striker to lead the line. Cheers Chelsea.