Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping that a wage offer of £200,000 a week will be enough to persuade Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to join the Gunners this summer, according to the Sun.
The 26 year old’s move to Atletico Madrid has reportedly collapsed after the La Liga club’s failure to overturn a transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, leaving Arsenal as one of the clubs in pole position to sign the forward.
Gunners’ chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Wenger were photographed in Nice with the Sun reporting that the pair have met with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to try and strike a deal for Lacazette.
Arsenal are also reportedly interested in Nice’s Jean-Michael Seri and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, and Wenger’s presence in the south of France could just as likely be to get other deals over the line as well.
All three players have a long list of potential suitors but Lacazette, who scored 37 goals last season, is the likeliest option after telling Eurosport (via the Daily Mail) that Champions League football is not a deal-breaker for him.