Arsenal and Liverpool linked striker staying put

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the French club this summer, according to his manager Hubert Fournier.

The France international has been in superlative form over the last 12 months, finishing last term as Ligue 1’s top goalscorer with 28 strikes.

He has also been starring for the French national side and is widely expected to be an important member of Didier Deschamps’ side that hosts Euro 2016 next summer.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with a move for Lacazette this summer, with the Lyon youth product clearly good enough for a move to one of European football’s top clubs.

Despite this, the attacker said recently that he would not be leaving his boyhood club and this has been mirrored by his manager.

“I haven’t got much to say. He has said he wants to stay with us,” Fournier is quoted as saying by Metro.

“Of course some clubs are going to be attracted to the sort of player he is but he is under contract at Lyon and with all of the different competitions we have this season with the Champions League and the domestic French cups, we obviously want to keep him at the club.”

A host of other Lyon players such as Nabil Fekir and Samuel Umtiti have penned new contracts with the Stade de Gerland outfit recently, with a bright short-term future for Lyon as a result.