Newcastle target and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is close to signing a new deal to stay at Lyon, and France Football has reported that Newcastle’s bid for the striker has been turned down, and it’s the second Newcastle bid that has been rejected by Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas
Alexandre Lacazette – second Newcastle bid rejected
And according to the report, the player is not particularly keen to play in the Premier League, as recent reports in England have sis – and also that he was keen to join Newcastle.
But France Football is reiterating that if Alexandre did leave Lyon it would only be a for a club that played in the Champions League, and only for a high transfer fee.
Lyon have been trying to negotiate a new deal for their 23 year-old striker for a few weeks now, and he is said to be close to putting pen to paper at Lyon and stay in France.
That’s even though Newcastle told Lyon they were prepared to pay between £10M and £12M for the striker.
This could signal the end of Newcastle’s pursuit of Lacazette, and Newcastle would need to turn to other targets.
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