Arsenal is ready to pay €40 million (£34.2  million) fee needed to start talks with Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette.

So far there hasn’t been any bid lodged for the 25-year-old France international that has yet again rejected the chance to join West Ham United.

West Ham also missed out on their second choice, Michy Batshuayi, who for £33 million has joined Chelsea.

Other clubs are still interested in the forward, who affirmed earlier this year that he was eager to leave Lyon, his hometown club, to play in the Premier League.

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