Lyon have offered Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Paris Saint-Germain target Alexandre Lacazette a new contract, reports the Daily Express.
The 24-year-old caught the eye with his performances last season, scoring 29 goals in 35 appearances for the French side as they challenged PSG for the Ligue 1 title. His 27 in the league left him the highest scorer ahead of talents such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.
As a result, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is offering to make the striker the highest-paid player at the club. This is despite already having three years left on his contract at the French side.
He said: “We have offered him a salary that will give him at least €4 million per year (£2.8m). I have to say this because we are publicly floated on the stock market. If he agrees to stay at OL for one or two more years, he will be the biggest earner at the club.”
The Red Devils and their Merseyside rivals are both in need of forwards after their current crop of attackers failed to succeed last season.
At Old Trafford, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao both failed to reach expectations, and the latter has now left the club, with Louis van Gaal surely looking to bring in a replacement over the coming months. With higher hopes in the Premier League and the extra competition of the Champions League next time round the Red Devils definitely need bolstering in the area.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers completely failed to replace Luis Suarez last summer, leaving the Reds with less of a goal threat to fire them to the heights of title contention. Daniel Sturridge was injured for the majority of the campaign, and Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini, and Mario Balotelli all failed to make an impact after their arrivals at, and returns to, Anfield.
With ability like this, Lacazette could be perfect for either team: