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Liverpool & Arsenal transfer target eyed by French giants as potential Edinson Cavani replacement

According to reports in France, Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The forward was one of the stars of the Ligue 1 season last term, having notched 27 goals in 33 outings for OL.

Les Gones ran PSG close, but were ultimately unable to unseat the capital club, who lifted the Ligue 1 crown.

Despite their failure, Lacazette emerged from the campaign with credit, and has been targeted by various Premier League giants.

Arsenal are understood to be keen on the forward [Express], while Liverpool have also been linked to the hitman ahead of a possible summer move [Metro].

However, having had their financial fair-play sanctions lifted, Laurent Blanc’s PSG are back on the market, and are understood to be considering a move for their rivals’ star man.

According to France Football [via Le 10 Sport], France international Lacazette is in the plans of the Parisians, with the source revealing that PSG could be preparing a bid of almost €50 million to sign the 24-year-old.

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Paris are also expected to close a deal to sign Angel Di Maria imminently, with the Manchester United wideman being considered as part of a potential swap deal to take Edinson Cavani to Old Trafford [ESPN].

With Cavani possibly leaving the club, and Ezequiel Lavezzi also linked to the exit door [Goal], Laczette may prove to be a valuable addition for PSG, and could play a key role as the capital club look to retain their French title and make in roads into the Champions League next term.

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