Arsenal and Manchester United told £35m not enough to land ‘priceless’ Ligue 1 striker

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Olympique Lyonnais are desperate to keep hold of star striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, and have warned Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United that an offer of £35m will be rejected.

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The Frenchman has been in stunning form this term – scoring 31 goals in all competitions – and has attracted the interest of a number of Premier League juggernauts.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to his name, and reports suggested that £35m could be enough to prize him away from the Stade de Gerland. However, these rumours have been quashed by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

He said, “We will do everything within our powers to hold on to Alexandre,” as quoted by the Express.

“You never have any certainties in football, but we are determined to keep him here,” he added.

“A transfer fee of €50m would not be enough for an attacker like him. He is priceless.”

This could be a ploy by the Ligue 1 outfit to encourage a transfer battle between the interested parties, but given Lyon have threatened Paris Saint-Germain for the French title this season, it would be a huge blow to lose their top scorer having also returned to the Champions League.

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