Talking to Spanish newspaper AS, Aulas explained that the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban has made Lacazette’s future unclear, and that he may still stay with the Ligue One side. He also confirmed that Lyon have received a number of calls about the forward since his move to Atletico collapsed:
“We are in contact with the people who advise him and with some clubs that call us from time to time. We remind you that the departure of Lacazette is not final. There will be more discussions. We want to keep him, we need a quality team and he is part of it.”
AS say that Arsenal and Manchester United are the two teams most likely to capitalise on Atletico’s misfortune but, as Aulas makes clear from his comments, no transfer away from the French side looks imminent, despite recent speculation.
After scoring 37 goals last season in all competitions for Lyon, Lacazette is a player who is in high demand. It seems at the moment Lyon’s price tag is too high with the Daily Telegraph reporting earlier this month that the Gunners were quoted a figure of £60m to sign the 26 year old.