Alexandre Lacazette dents Liverpool transfer hopes

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In-from Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has seemingly dealt a blow to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers by claiming that he is no rush to leave his current club Lyon come the summer transfer window.

The Frenchman has been consistently linked with a move to Merseyside, and it would seem that his impressive 25 goal haul in Ligue 1 thus far has alerted more than just the the Reds.

If he is to continue his rich vein of form, it seems more than likely that the forward will eclipse PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's chart-topping tally of 26 goals last season.


It has also been reported that both Arsenal and Manchester Untied are monitoring the striker's season at Lyon and could consider a bid come the end of the campaign to lure the forward away from France.

However, the striker's name has more frequently been linked with the Liverpool, given the underwhelming seasons of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert as well as Daniel Sturridge failing to re-discover his sparkling form of last term.

But, as relayed by Sky Sports, it would appear that Lacazette is not seeking a move away from the French club in the immediate future. Speaking to Le Progres newspaper following Lyon's victory over Bastia which lifted them above PSG in Ligue 1, the striker revealed: 

"It's too early to say if I'll have opportunities abroad.

"It's always going to be a question of a sporting choice because financially I'm already earning enough in my life" 

Lacazette was born and raised in Lyon where he emerged from the club's youth academy to break into the first team in 2010. Asked if he would be tempted by a move away from the French cub, Lacazette said he would be more than happy to remain a one-club player.

One club man

True to his word, he recently signed a two-year extension to his contract him to the side until 2018.

He said: "To make my entire career at Lyon doesn't bother me as long as they continue to have the development and ambition to have a competitive team, even if we're not certain to win the Champions League.

"That's not a problem." 

With Lyon currently topping the French league ahead of money-giants PSG, it would appear that Rodgers' pursuit of Lacazette will have been a short-lived one as the French club seem to be all-but-certain of securing a Champions League place next season.

The Reds, on the other hand, are currently well off the pace in the race for Europe's elite competition... 

Liverpool fans: do you think Alexandre Lacazette could be the player to fire your team back into the top four?

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