Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has said he will he will only leave his current side for a club playing in the Champions League.
Twenty-five-year old Lacazette has been linked with a transfer away from Lyon with a number of sides reportedly interested, including Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and West Ham.
The France international, who has scored 24 Ligue 1 goals this season, said: “The team I will join will have to be in the Champions League and play good football. Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”
Last summer Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas confirmed that he rejected multiple offers for Alexandre Lacazette, the largest being a €40m (£31m) bid from West Ham.
Lacazette has been linked yet again in media reports as recently as February this year but his latest comments will surely put pay to any further speculation.
Well that’s put us in our place then – busting a gut to get Zaza & Callieri to turn out for us. Really seems pointless to speculate at least until we are actually in the PL next season. I know all the press & TV commentators say that is now certain for the sides on 39/40 points but I still can’t see us getting to 41 points. Swansea still can & their games are definitely winnable. Everton ought to beat them but what are they playing for? I always think games against sides like this are better bets than playing sides near the bottom. Hope I am wrong.