President claims no offers for 26-year-old striker despite Arsenal transfer link – report

Lyon's president insists there are no other offers on the table for Alexandre Lacazette after Atletico Madrid pulled out of a deal

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Alexandre Lacazette’s proposed move to Atletico Madrid has fallen through and Lyon have no other offers for the striker, according to the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas.

The France international was heavily tipped to move to los Rojiblancos in a big-money deal in the summer transfer window as a replacement for his compatriot Antoine Griezmann.

However, Atletico were handed a transfer ban by Uefa which prompted reported Manchester United target Griezmann to sign a new deal with Atletico and reject the chance to move to Old Trafford.

As a result, Lacazette’s anticipated move to Atletico has fallen through despite the striker underlining his desire to play in the Champions League next term.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign the 26-year-old over the past week as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Lyon president Aulas has revealed that the French club have no other offers for the France striker despite Lacazette’s persistent link to the north London side.

“Alexandre could leave the club but things went wrong with Atletico. For us, he is with Lyon,” Aulas is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“Today, I haven’t got any other offers for Alexandre Lacazette. I don’t know if he wants to leave.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League spot.

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