Arsenal are allegedly after Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports emerging from French outlet Le Progres. The report suggests that Arsene Wenger is determined to use his French ties to lure the promising striker to the Emirates, despite having an initial bid of £40 million rejected: something that Lyon have understandably and categorically refuted. 

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for a striker all summer with Alexandre Lacazette said to be one of the players they are looking at. The Lyon forward has been prolific in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons and it would be no surprise to see him in the Premier League soon. Lacazette, 

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Reports in the Le Parisien claimed that Spurs had tabled an offer worth over £7m for 21-year-old Clinton N’Jie, but the Ligue 1 side was holding out for double the money. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has denied these reports, but interest from London is there and even Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal are said to be interested 

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Alexandre Lacazette has attracted a lot of attention this summer. Nothing else can be expected for a player who scored 31 goals in the previous season. Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG, Liverpool were said to be keen on the player with the Gunners seeming like they were leading the race for his signature at one time. 

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It’s always difficult to judge how a South American youngster will adapt to playing abroad, one reason why, with a few notable exceptions, the transfer fees European sides pay for young Brazilians are generally far below a player’s eventual value. That being the case, reports that Lyon were preparing a bid of €25 million for 

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The promise in Lyon’s Nabil Fekir is so much that many have compared the 21 year old to Karim Benzema, the Les Gones academy graduate who raised the club £32 million for his sale to Real Madrid in 2009. However the Frenchman himself has another comparison in mind, likening the winger to Hatem Ben Arfa, 

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In Europe’s top leagues, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more than the 28 Alexandre Lacazette has plundered in Ligue 1, so it is no surprise that the 23 year old heads into the summer as hot property. Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal have all been linked, with the Anfield club seemingly most 

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You might well have heard of the name: Dejan Lovren. A gangly, elegantly composed, ball-playing Croatian defender currently plying his trade in France with Lyon. Having made his mark with the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb’s youth team, Lovren was quickly attracting the attention of several top level European sides. And in 2010, he was off, 

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Maybe you know him, maybe not, but Clément Grenier is a big talent. He’s 21 years old and plays for l’Olympique Lyonnais, a French club who was once one of the best sides in the world not so long ago. Grenier is a pure product of the club as he has been with the club 

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Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Chelsea were preparing to sell Florent Malouda, as the French winger tweeted a picture of the under-21 building at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground with the words “this is where I’ll train for my last season with the Blues”. Now even though Malouda’s Chelsea career looks set to end 

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