Date: 19th May 2015 at 2:51pm
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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told interested clubs that striker Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the club for anything less than €50 million.

The 23-year-old has been in sublime form in 2014-15 and was awarded the French player of the year award earlier this week after scoring an incredible 31 goals in 33 games thus far this season.

A number of top European clubs have shown interest, mainly from England where the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have been credited with interest.

Aulas’s claims are expected to see a number of those mentioned call off their interest.

“We will do everything within our powers to hold on to Alexandre,” the Lyon supremo toldCanal+.

“You never have any certainties in football, but we are determined to keep him here.

“A transfer fee of €50m would not be enough for an attacker like him. He is priceless.

“PSG? I have never spoken with Nasser Al Khelaifi about Alexandre. And I never get the impression PSG want him whenever I speak with Laurent Blanc.”

Lacazette’s contract with Lyon runs until June 2018.


2 responses to “French striker will not leave Lyon for less than €50m”

  1. Pablo_Herbst says:

    “Priceless” €50m are £37m….a fee at least 3 clubs will pay for him…i doubt very much Ayre/Rodgers could convice him to join us…

  2. Abdul M. Ismail says:

    Easy solution. Sell Sterling for £35.9M which is the same as 50M€ and buy Lacazette.