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Surprise Premier League club emerge as contender for Ligue 1 top scorer

If the Premier League season ended today, Newcastle United would be relegated – but the team is still going ahead with their pursuit of Ligue 1 scoring machine Alexandre Lacazette even amidst rival bids from numerous top clubs in England.

According to the Telegraph, reports from French media have indicated that the Lyon striker has ‘become more receptive’ to the idea of joining the 18th-placed Newcastle United after previously dismissing the idea. The Telegraph noted that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have also expressed interest in the French forward and has a valuation of £28 million.

Lacazette led Ligue 1 in scoring with 27 goals in 33 matches during the 2014-15 season. He was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year and earned Team of the Season honors for his efforts.

Newcastle United have allowed the third-most goals in the Premier League this season and have scored the sixth-fewest goals.

Lyon are currently ninth in Ligue 1 but were eliminated from the Champions League after finishing fourth in Group H.

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