Aulas ready to reject Arsenal approach

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We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal.

Liverpool, meanwhile finished with attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho as their top scorer last season with 14 strikes, while Everton boasted the impressive Romelu Lukaku, who scored 26 goals, but behind him was Ross Barkley with just six.

Arsenal have already had a bid of at least £87 million for Kylian Mbappe rejected and have been linked with other players too such as Thomas Lemar and Alexandre Lacazette.

After a third consecutive season reaching the 20-plus goal mark, Lacazette is ready to leave Lyon to find a challenge elsewhere and Wenger's Arsenal are looking for a forward of his caliber to join the squad at the Emirates this summer.

This was a clear change in tactic from the forward, who had maintained he would only leave Lyon for a Champions League club before Atletico's ban was upheld.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid
Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid

However, Aulas maintains that Lacazette will stay, after negotiations with Spanish club Atletico Madrid fell through. "Things did not work out. But for us he will not leave", he said, reported in the Metro.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Lacazette and it has been claimed that they are now the favourites to sign him but they could face competition from Premier League clubs.

Chelsea have enquired about the possibility of signing Arsenal and Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette during the summer transfer window.

But, this is Arsenal's new reality - they have to sell players on Arsenal, not on automatic Champions League playing time. "Anything is possible. The president of Deportivo can do wonders while a year ago I met with Sevilla, who again are interested".

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