Lyon have rejected a £40million bid from Arsenal for their striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to SkySports.
The French side have rejected second bid from the Gunners for star player Alexandre Lacazette. First was £29.3million which was made last month.
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Lyon are in no mood to sell Lacazette as they have already told he is not for sale but despite of that they have now further cleared by rejecting a £40million bid.
Lyon stated: “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies having received a 48m euros (£40m) offer from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette like Le Progrès claims in their edition this morning.”
The Ligue 1 side believe that Lacazette is irreplaceable and Arsenal should now take a step back from his pursuit.
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The French striker has been exceptional for Lyon for the past few seasons. He netted 21 goals in 34 games last season and helped his side to finish at second spot in the Ligue 1.
Meanwhile, several other top clubs are keeping tabs on him, Premier League side West Ham United also made a bid last month which was also rejected.
Lacazette has been targeted by Arsenal for the last few years. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his side. He is also keeping tabs on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain who will cost around £70million.