Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has given a fresh update on the future of Alexandre Lacazette and has hinted he could go to Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal are believed to be long-time admirers of the France international and appear keen to sign a striker this summer having also been linked with a mega-move for Kylian Mbappe.
Recent reports have claimed Arsenal have been in negotiations with Lyon over Lacazette and have been informed he will cost at least £60 million.
However, Aulas’ latest quotes suggest Arsenal could be about to miss out on the Frenchman, should PSG make an offer.
“I know Nasser suggested to Noel Le Graet [president of the French Football Federation] that he is not investing that much in French players because he thought other presidents of French clubs looked badly upon it,” Aulas said via ESPN.
“I want him to know that if he makes an offer for Alexandre at least equal to that of the other clubs bidding for him, then Alex can go to Paris without problem.
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“I am a businessman and a modern club president. Transfer money must be reinvested into French football, as I always did when we were at the peak of our powers.
“When transfer money is shared abroad, it strengthens our competitors instead.”
Like Arsenal, PSG are reportedly after a top striker and have already been linked with moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mbappe.