Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, tends to give… saucy details when talking about any given subject, but this time, answering a question about Arsenal’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette, he stack to the absolute basics.
There are exchanges and it’s true that Arsenal are pressing, but the moment has not come. I am not ready to give an agreement in the current conditions to Arsenal
Aulas told RMC, admitting that he has been in negotiations with the London club, but making it clear that the money offered up to now by them is not what would make him give the green light for the move of his biggest star.
Arsenal are reported to be interested in Kylian Mbappe as well, but every day that passes it feels more and more improbable to sign him, with the young Frenchman apparently keen on moving elsewhere, if he leaves Monaco this summer.
According to reports, Lyon expect an offer at €55 million to agree on a Lacazette deal. They had reached exactly such an agreement with Atletico Madrid, but the transfer ban imposed on the Spanish club blocked Lacazette’s move to Diego Simeone’s team.