Much like his quest for an elusive fourth Premier League title, Arsene Wenger’s hunt for a new striker has been painful viewing for the Gunners drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern.
After being snubbed by Jamie Vardy, the French tactician took the rather unusual step of making a bid for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, that was LOWER than the one West Ham saw snubbed.
Now, the French club’s president has revealed they could be open to the notion of selling the forward, should they receive the right offer.
While manager Bruno Genesio and top brass with the club are said to be considering offering their academy graduate an improved contract, they admit a move could still happen over the course of the next few weeks.
When you say ‘could leave,’ of course, every player who is sought after could leave, by definition, since, as my president has said, there are sometimes offers that cannot be refused” he told French outlet RTL.
“But in any case, my desire and my responsibility as manager is to ask that the best players in my squad stay at Lyon.
“That’s the case with Alex — he’s the leader of my attack. He’s a player that’s very, very important for the team, as are others incidentally.
“For the moment, I’ve been assured by my president that we will keep these players, but in football and during the transfer window you always have to remain prudent with this type of statement because you never know what might happen between now and Aug. 31.”
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