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Arsenal and Chelsea on high alert as Ligue 1 goal machine states Premier League intent

Arsenal and Chelsea have been put on high alert after Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette admitted that he wants to play in the Premier League, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The France international admitted that he is not intending to leave Lyon during the January transfer window, and wants to stay with the club to see out the season, but made no bones about making the move to England over the summer.

“Yes, I am thinking about it and the Premier League is very attractive for a player,” he said.

“But I know that to go there I have to do well this season. So I am very concentrated on doing well and maybe, after that, I will go there.

“So I know that it is possible that I will move to the Premier League and Lyon are aware of that also.

“There is no formal agreement that I will go but the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] knows that it is a possibility that I will leave Lyon at the end of the season. I will stay at Lyon in January.”

The 24-year-old is also wanted be the likes of Newcastle and Stoke, be he has identified teams capable of offering Champions League football as his next destination, and he admitted that he has already spoked to Arsenal star Francis Coquelin about life in the Premier League.

“They should play Champions League and play good football, passing the ball and not just hitting it from box to box,” he added.

“Not kick and rush. It would not work to me.

“I have spoken with Francis Coquelin and I know [Henri] Saivet who has just signed for Newcastle, and then when I am with the French national team I talk to [Mamadou] Sakho, [Eliaquim] Mangala, [Bacary] Sagna and they all speak very highly of the Premier League.”

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