Arsenal and Liverpool have been given the green light to less ahead with the pursuit of of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after coach Hubert Fournier admitted that they may be prepared to let him go for a fee in the region of £35m, the Metro reports.
The Frenchman has found himself as one of the most in demand strikers in Europe this summer, following an impressive season in Ligue 1 that saw him bag 31 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions.
Liverpool are said to be maintaining an interest in his signature, despite having already added Divock Origi and Danny Ings.
And while the Metro reports that they’ve firmly kept their eye on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, they are apparently reluctant to meet the player’s £32.5m valuation (via The Guardian). However, if that is true, they equally wouldn’t be keen on spending £35m on a player that isn’t proven in the Premier League.
Arsenal have also been admirers of the 24-year-old, though, and could look to capitalise on Liverpool’s reluctance, especially after Hubert Fournier admitted that he may be sold for the right price.
“I’m not worried about Alexandre. Of course, if a €50-60m (£35m-45m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck, but I really feel like he wants to stay,” Fournier said.
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