Manchester United are pushing to complete their move to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette amidst interest from Liverpool FC.
Alexandre Lacazette has become a hot property for Lyon this summer. The French international is coming off the back of a prolific season in Ligue 1. The 24-year-old scored 27 goals in 31 league games as Lyon finished second behind PSG.
Following a successful campaign Lacazette has come under the radar of a host of European clubs, including French champions PSG. Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all monitored his development over the past two seasons with the Merseyside initially believed to be the favourites to sign the striker.
Rumours about PSG closing in on a deal were dismissed by his agent, while Lacazette claimed that he wona t be hurried into a decision. The striker is currently on a vacation and has left his agent to deal with these interests. Lyon are desperate to hold onto their prized asset and club president Aulus has revealed that they have offered to make Lacazette their highest played player if he decides to extend his stay at the club.
Liverpoola s interest in Lacazette seemed to have waned off after they managed to sign Danny Ings from Burnley. Manchester United are currently spearheading interests from England and report in English media suggest that the . Red Devils are now ready to push through with a formal bid for the striker.
United are expected to bolster their squad this summer following another trophy-less campaign. They elected not to sign Radamel Falcao permanently after the Colombian international failed to have the desired impact at Old Trafford. His departure means Manchester United will now look for a new addition upfront. The future of Robin van Persie has also come under a lot of speculations this summer, moreover the Dutchman has struggled a lot with his fitness and it seems unlikely that he will return to his prime. This means Wayne Rooney has to shoulder a lot of responsibility once again, unless they sign another striker.
Lacazette will a good addition to Louis van Gaala s squad and Lyona s transfer fee demands are unlikely to put off Manchester United. Fichajes (Spanish media) claims that the Frenchman wona t take a decision on his future till next week, but the Red Devils are expected to submit an official before that.