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Arsenal told to pay £60m for top striker

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If Arsenal want to get their hands on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette then they will have to trigger his £60 million buyout clause after the Frenchman revealed he wants to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer.

However, the Gunners are not his preferred destination after Lacazette admitted it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Barcelona.

Arsenal, along with West Ham, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool all reportedly spoke to Lyon last summer about a potential transfer for the 25-year-old before agreeing a new deal to remain at the French club until 2019.

French publication L’Equipe (via The Sun) now claim that the striker has a £60 million release clause in his contract which he is keen to see activated:

“I think that this summer will be the time where I will need a change of scenery and discover something else, still with the idea of advancing and progressing in terms of football and as a person.

“I am going to continue to work, in the hope that good opportunities will come this summer.”

With Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal still in doubt, The Gunners will surely be keeping an eye on Lacazette this summer, having been linked with the striker for the past couple of transfer windows.

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