Arsenal look ready to up their game in the transfer window this summer.
Arsene Wenger is making signing a striker one of his main priorities, though the Gunners’ pursuit of Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe is not the reason the Frenchman was in his native country this week.
The Sun report that his attention has now turned to Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, who could be offered £200,000 a week to move to north London.
Wenger met with Lyon officials alongside Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to discuss a bid for the forward, who scored 37 goals in all competitions this season.
The major problem is that Lacazette is reluctant to move to a team that aren’t playing Champions League football. He has also been linked with Atletico Madrid, so the La Liga side should have an advantage over Europa League-bound Arsenal.
Perhaps that is why Wenger is getting his talks in early. Whether he is able to convince his compatriot or not, it makes a refreshing change to see Arsenal so keen to get business done.