Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that star striker Alexandre Lacazette would be able to leave the club for upwards of £35 million in this transfer window.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Aulas has insisted that he'd wish the player luck if a huge sum was offered for his services, but believes the French international wants to stay on at the club for the 2015/16 campaign.
Lacazette, of course, was one of the standout players in Ligue 1 last season after he found the back of the net on 27 occasions to claim the Golden Boot award in the division.
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Unsurprisingly, then, a number of the elite clubs in the Premier League have been linked with his services, with the quartet of Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all having been credited with interest in his signature in recent time.
It appears, though, that if any of the clubs are going to land him in the near future, then they are going to have to make a big offer.
Aulas, speaking to L'Equipe, stated: "Of course, if a €50-60m (£35-42m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck. I really feel like he wants to stay."
There's no doubt about it, at 24-years of age, Lacazette would make quite the coup for any club, but he certainly won't come cheap?
Who needs him most?
The Premier League big-boys have all been busy in this transfer window so far, and they're not showing any signs of slowing down.
Manchester United certainly appear to be ready to improve their strike-force after the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, so perhaps the Lyon man would represent a fine signing for the club. Van Gaal, of course, recently landed his international teammate Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, so perhaps a move for the forward makes sense.
Chelsea, on the other hand, secured the services of Falcao, so may well be content with their strike-force despite the Colombian's struggles last season, while Arsenal have the duo of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott competing for places in attack, but Gunners fans are seemingly hopeful of a top name arriving before the close of the window.
Then there's Liverpool, who must improve on last season's disastrous campaign in front of goal. Ultimately, Brendan Rodgers' signings failed to step up last term, so the Reds boss must get things right this time round. Lacazette may well prove the ideal fit.
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