Lyon manager admits Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette could still be sold at the right price

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Lacazette scored 21 goals in 34 league appearances for Lyon last season (Source: Getty)

Arsenal may still be able to prise transfer target Alexandre Lacazette away from Lyon according to the manager of the French club.

The Gunners were unsuccessful with a £29m bid for the striker earlier this summer, but Lyon boss Bruno Genesio has conceded that "there are some offers you cannot refuse".

Lyon believe Lacazette, who has scored over 20 goals in each of the last three seasons, is "irreplaceable" and one of the key members of Genesio's team.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has expressed shock at the level of spending from rival Premier League clubs this summer, describing some of the fees as "quite scary".

Yet he has also made clear his desire for attacking reinforcements and Arsenal may be tempted to up their offer for Lacazette after manager Genesio admitted he could be sold for the right price.

"He can leave if Lyon want him to," said Genesio.

"There are some offers that you cannot refuse. My desire as manager is that the best players star and Lacazette is very important for the team.

"I have been assured by my president that we will keep the player. You never know what could happen right up until August 31."

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