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Alexandre Lacazette makes final decision on which club to join this summer

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Antoine Griezmann, Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe - three of France's hottest prospects that could all be on the move this summer.

According to various sources, Griezmann has agreed to a £280,000-per-week contract at Manchester United ahead of a world-record transfer from Atletico Madrid.

The 26-year-old has repeatedly insisted he wants to stay in the Spanish capital but he's not fooling anyone, especially so given his relationship with Paul Pogba.

As for Monaco's Mbappe, Marca claim the 18-year-old prodigy has said 'yes' to an £85 million move to Real Madrid.

So what about Lacazette? Earlier this week, the Lyon striker made his intentions clear to leave the club this summer in search of Champions League football.

Arsenal, United and Atletico are all said to be interested in his services.

"The team I will join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football," Lacazette said, per the Independent.

"Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me."

Whoever signs Lacazette this summer will acquire one of the world's best No.9s. In 27 Ligue 1 games for Lyon this season, the 25-year-old has scored 24 goals.

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He has a proven track record on the goalscoring front, too, having notched 20+ league goals in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 campaigns.

Lyon have put a £60 million price tag on Lacazette's head and according to French outlet RMC Sport, he's made a final decision on his future.

They claim Lacazette's heart is set on a move to Diego Simeone's Atletico, who are likewise very interested in linking up with the Frenchman.

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Lyon's president, Jean-Michel Aulas, recently confirmed Atletico's interest and revealed he is due to talk with Lacazette about his future.

"We have been talking with Atletico for two years, this is not new." Aulas told RMC Sport. "There were exchanges and I will speak with Alexandre tomorrow, at his request and that of his agents.

"Unfortunately for Atletico, they are not the only ones to have Alex in their sights. Maybe he wants to stay.

"If we can, we will do everything to keep him. It will require very high proposals to snatch Alex from us."

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