Via RMCsport comes news that Arsenal have made a €50m bid for Alexandre Lacazette, a figure that is deemed acceptable by his club and which could see significant movement between Arsenal and Lyon.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is known for driving a hard bargain, but this bid is substantial enough to spark a meeting between the two clubs early next week to finalise the transfer.
Lacazette is currently on holidays, and will take some time to reflect on a potential move to North London.
He was, of course, on the brink of signing for Atletico Madrid until their transfer ban, and he could still be tempted by a move to the Spanish capital if their punishment is reduced and they can sign players in January.
Interestingly, the report claims the source of this latest update is one ‘close to the English club’, so it’s not coming from the French side of things.
There had been previously been suggestions that Olivier Giroud could be used as part of any deal for the 26 year old, but it’s unclear as yet if the €50m tabled by the Gunners is straight cash or if it involves the French international.
There’s definitely a lot of smoke around this one now, how much fire remains to be seen, but things are solidifying on the Poo-o-Meter.