The 24-year-old has disappointed manager Hubert Fournier with his attitude in pre-season, and has let him know that he can depart. This is despite the striker scoring 29 goals in 35 matches in all competitions last season. 27 of those came in Ligue 1, making him the top scorer in the division ahead of high profile names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.
The Premier League duo are both interested as a result, and the Merseyside outfit are thought to be interested in a £21.2 million bid. However, having already signed Christian Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.5 million [BBC], it may not be the wisest of moves to splash out on another expensive forward.
As a result the Gunners may be able to pounce, and they have already shown that they are keen to bolster their striking options this summer. Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema has been repeatedly linked [Daily Telegraph], and Lacazette may be a more realistic option for Arsene Wenger.