Lyon president confirms Lacazette to complete Arsenal move within next 48 hours

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette is set to join Arsenal in the coming days for around £44million, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.The France striker has been linked with a move to the Gunners for much of this summer as they seek to lift themselves into Premier League title contention.The outspoken Aulas has previously insisted Lacazette is going nowhere this summer.But, quoted in Le Progres on Sunday, he said: “The transfer of Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal could be completed in a day or two.”The deal for Lacazette will eclipse Arsenal’s previous record transfer of £42.5m for Mesut Ozil in 2013.Aulas said: “The 67million (euros, £58.75m) announced by sources in England is an unrealistic sum. Arsenal’s first offer was 45million and the transfer will be done for a fee of between 45 and 50million (£39.5m-44m).“Being close to 50million is something unique and would undoubtedly be a record for Arsenal, and also for Lyon of course.”The 26-year-old has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in recent years, having struck 76 league goals over the last three seasons.Despite Lacazette’s imminent arrival, Arsenal still hope to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean forward has just 12 months left on his contract and is refusing to sign a new deal amid interest from Manchester City.Sanchez said last this week he has made his mind up over his future – but refused to reveal his plans. 1 Alexandre Lacazette has been in prolific form for Lyon in recent years last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a child in a jeep in Co Donegal.The man appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he was charged with the offence.The man, who cannot be named, only spoke to plead guilty to the charge. The court heard that he is charged with the defilement of a child under the age of 17 years between June 15th and August 8th 2007.The court heard that the accused is now being sent forward for sentence in January.A victim impact statement has also been ordered.The accused has also been placed on the sex offender’s register.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HAVING SEX WITH CHILD IN JEEP was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more