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Alexandre Lacazette to travel to London to complete £52m Arsenal move - report

Lacazette to travel to London to complete £52m Arsenal move - report

02/07/2017 at 15:43Updated 02/07/2017 at 18:55

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 scoring

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.”

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