Arsene Wenger has refused to confirm or deny whether Arsenal are interested in Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
The French striker, who is valued in excess of €40 million, looks set to leave the Parc Olympique this summer and has already been linked with the likes of West Ham and Liverpool.
Appearing on French TV station Canal + Sport alongside Saint Etienne director, Bernard Caïazzo, the two men shared a joke about their respective clubs interest in the 25-year-old.
“I neither confirm or deny [interest],” said Wenger. “If I say that I like the player it starts speculation.”
Chuckling at the very notion of spending huge money on an attacker, Caïazzo shared an ‘exclusive’ that the player would not be heading to Saint Etienne.
He then went on to suggest that Wenger would be a great future president of Ligue 1, something the Arsenal man played down.
“I do not know if I would have the qualities [to do that role] but I think that French football has historically been the most creative,” said Wenger.
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