Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he was 'hurt' after club president Jean-Michel Aulus opted to reveal the terms that the striker was being offered to stay on at the Ligue 1 outfit.
The 24-year-old, who enjoyed a remarkable 2014/15 campaign, has insisted that he was left disappointed following the revelations.
In fact, talkSPORT claim the striker, who scored 27 goals in 33 Ligue 1 games last term, has now put his future at the club in doubt, with the Premier League trio of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all seemingly interested in his services.
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Speaking to L'Equipe, Lacazette stated: "Yes, it is his [Aulas'] attitude.
"When he talks, a lot of fans listen. And when he retells things, seen from his point of view, it makes you think that the player is in the wrong. Yes his behaviour hurt and disappointed me.
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"It hurt. I think that is a justified word to use. When you are a youngster at the club, in the town, and you have never really behaved in a nasty way to anyone, to be treated like that, yes, it hurts. I had had my best ever season, I really helped the team to reach the Champions League again."
Ultimately, after last season's heroics, Lacazette has endured a tricky start to this campaign, scoring just one goal in the opening six league fixtures.
And the talented Frenchman claims that he has been affected by contract speculation, stating: "It affects you, to be honest. You want to think about something else, but you cannot.
"Normally, you are happy to come back [to a new season], to see everyone again…but the coaching staff could see that I was not in a good place.
"The coaching staff were expecting a lot from me. And to see that I was not in a good way must have annoyed them. It really hurt me."
It wouldn't come as a major surprise if the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and co. stepped up their interest in the forward. He's one of the most exciting players plying his trade in France right now, and will no doubt go from strength-to-strength over the coming years.
United, of course, landed his compatriot Anthony Martial in the last transfer window, while Arsenal have Olivier Giroud at their disposal in north London, so perhaps either of Louis van Gaal or Arsene Wenger could add to their French revolution in the near future.
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