Alexandre Lacazette to travel to London to complete £52m Arsenal move - report
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly set to travel to London in order to complete a move to Arsenal that could be worth £52 million.
Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal for some time, although he was expected to sign for Atletico Madrid before the Spanish side were handed a registration ban.
The Telegraph now report that a fee with Lyon has been agreed that will see Arsenal pay Lyon £46m up front with a further £6m in add-ons.
Olympique Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette (L) and Sergi Darder (C) celebrate after scoringReuters
Lacazette is now expected to travel to London to complete a medical with personal terms 'a formality' according to the report.
Should he sign Lacazette will be Arsenal's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke.
Speaking on Sunday evening to Le Progres Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas said a deal was close but suggested the fees quoted by the English media were not correct.
“The €67m figure (including €12m in bonuses) announced by English sources and then relayed constitute an impossible sum that is not realistic. The first offer made by Arsenal was €45m.
"The deal will happen for something between €45m and €50m. To be close to €50m is something unique, and will be without a doubt a record for Arsenal and a record for Lyon absolutely. One must also take into account that traditionally, a club like Arsenal, and it is the case for Bayern as well, do not have the habit of spending so much for one player.”
“We will without a doubt hit a record, it is not a small transfer, €50m for a player who was produced by our club.”