Top French Striker Wants To Snub Arsenal For Manchester United Move - 4 years ago
Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette will snub offers from Arsenal to join Manchester United this summer, according to reports. The 26-year-old has been tipped to leave the French Ligue 1 this summer in favour a move abroad with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid all credited with an interest in the striker. Atleti was believed to be front-runners in the potential deal for Lacazette with reports that the La Liga outfit wants to replace Antoine Griezmann, who was said to be angling for Old Trafford move. However, United’s plans were scuppered after Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban was upheld, which means the Spanish club cannot sign any player till January 2018. Reports in French outlet L’Equipe claim that Manchester United have moved ahead of the Gunners in the pursuit of Lacazette, with reports that the player wants to move to the Old Trafford to play Champions League football. It is understood that Jose Mourinho is keen on landing Lacazette this summer to act as replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is still uncertain about his future as he recovers from a nasty injury. The French forward has been a top figure for Lyon in recent seasons, and even finished the last season with 36 goals in 44 appearances.