Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon have reportedly £29m bid from Premier League side Arsenal for its striker Alexandre Lacazette.
declining the offer means Arsenal have suffered yet another major blow in their bid to reinforce its striking force in the current summer transfer window ahead of the new campaign.
Reports from France suggest the striker desires to leave Lyon ahead of the 2016/17 campaign but the Ligue 1 club are determined to hold on to of their prized possession.
Arsenal fans hoping head coach Arsene Wenger brings in an attacking reinforcements this summer if they are to battle the likes of Chelsea, Mancehster United, Liverpool and Manchester City for a a champions League spot next season but they will have to up their bid for Lacazette if they are to be successful in landing the France striker.
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) July 26, 2016
A club statement on its official website reads: “The reality is that Arsenal made an offer of €35m to Olympique Lyonnais which we did not respond to for one reason only.
“Lyon will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and is a key man in Bruno Genesio’s squad.” A club statement read.
Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata and Mauro Icardi in recent months as the Gunners look set to start the season with Chuba Akpom as the only fully fit striker.
Speculation coming out of France on Tuesday claimed that Toulouse attacker Ben Yedder could be set for an £8m move to the Emirates.