Alexandre Lacazette latest: Arsenal and Liverpool target will cost £35m, says Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas

French striker scored 27 goals in Ligue 1

Tom Sheen
Thursday 16 July 2015 09:35
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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the club for less than £35million, says the President of the French club.

Lacazette, 24, has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool this summer after a brilliant campaign last season where he was the top scorer and Player of the Year in Ligue 1 after scoring 27 goals.

Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scored more in Europe's top five leagues, but Jean-Michel Aulas is not too concerned about Lacazette leaving.

"Of course, if a €50m-60m (£35m-42m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck," Aulas told French newspaper L'Equipe.

"I really feel like he wants to stay."

However, speaking last season the French international hardly moved to stop talk of an exit.

"You never know what will happen,” he told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

"At Lyon there is everything needed to have another good season.

"Staying in France reduces the risk (of not featuring for France), especially in the year leading up to the Euros."

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