After listening to Jean-Michel Aulas’ ridiculous statements all week, it now appears that Arsenal and Lyon really are closing in on a deal to bring Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates. Even SkySports have now posted it on their website.
Sky have just posted: Arsenal have told Lyon they are willing to pay £45m plus add-ons for striker Alexandre Lacazette, Sky sources understand.
Sources close to the France international are confident a deal can be done between the two clubs.
This has come very quickly after the news that Lyon have signed the Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz for £7million, to add to the arrival earlier this week of Bertrand Traore from Chelsea, so now the Ligue 1 club have sourced two replacements for Lacazette.
This is brilliant news for Arsenal fans, but it may not be so welcomed by Olivier Giroud, who is a direct rival for the centre-forward spot in the French national side.
The big question now is if Arsenal will now be happy to sell Alexis Sanchez if the arrival of Lacazette is confirmed?