- Title: Lacazette on the verge of signing for Arsenal - media reports
- Date: 4th July 2017
- Summary: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - MAY 2, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** FRENCH STRIKER ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE (BEARD) JOGGING WITH LYON TEAM MATES AHEAD OF EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL AGAINST AJAX AMSTERDAM LYON TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - MAY 17, 2015) (REUTERS) BEST LIGUE 1 PLAYER WINNER, ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE, POSING WITH TROPHY (SOUNDBITE) (French) OLYMPIQUE LYON STRIKER AND BEST LIGUE 1 PLAYER WINNER, ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE, SAYING: "As a player to be nominated is great, but to go home with the trophy against such great competition as (Javier) Pastore, (Marco) Verratti and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, it's really good." CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 5, 2015) (REUTERS) LACAZETTE AT FRANCE NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE STRIKER, ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE, SAYING: "It's an important moment and it is also important to show to the coach what we can do. So, for you it has little importance but for any player it's always important and it's also a matter of pride to be chosen." JOURNALISTS AT NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 18th July 2017 16:23
- Keywords: Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Lyon France striker transfer window club record fee
- Location: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / PARIS, DECINES AND CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE
- City: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / PARIS, DECINES AND CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OAXGLB
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- Story Text: Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette underwent a medical at Arsenal on Tuesday (July 4) with a view to a 44 million pounds ($56.91 million) move, British media reported.
The deal should be completed before Arsene Wenger's squad flies to Australia on Sunday (July 9) and will be for a club-record fee, beating the 42.5 million pounds Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.
Lacazette's arrival is Wenger's first piece of significant business in the transfer window and follows the promise from chief-executive Ivan Gazidis last week that "top quality" summer signings would arrive this summer.
Arsenal are now likely to end their widely reported interest in Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. Lacazette's signing could also mean the departure from Arsenal of another French international, Olivier Giroud, who struggled to hold down a first-team place last season.
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