Arsenal have agreed on personal terms with Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport (via Daily Star).
The Gunners have already seen one bid of £29 million rejected for the French striker, but various sources have backed the North London club to go back for the 25-year-old with an improved bid.
The Ligue 1 club have on multiple occasions insisted that their player is not for sale this summer, but that latest report by Le 10 Sport thus makes a bold claim that the player has reached a financial agreement with Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler has publicly stated his desire to leave his club this summer. The 22-year-old told German publication Bild that he has gentleman’s agreement with Wolfsburg in place that if a top club comes looking for him, he will be allowed to leave.
Bild further mentions that Juventus and Arsenal are two clubs interested in him, but Draxler prefers a move to the North London club. Arsenal have previously attempted to sign the German international, when he was at his former club – Schalke 04.
Draxler told Bild(via Sport Witness): “Before one goes public, they should also have a word with myself. For me it is so that I have expressed myself clearly after the Euros, with Dieter Hecking, that I want to leave Wolfsburg. The coach knows for more than three weeks.
“Two days after the semi-final at the European Championships I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want – which is to leave the club. I was verbally assured with my transfer in August 2015 that I can leave the club when given opportunities. Both from Hecking, as well as Allofs.
“It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top international club if the opportunity arises. It was discussed that we speak rationally with one another, if other clubs show interest.”