West Ham face 7-day deadline to get club-record transfer deal over the line

According to reports from L’Equipe, West Ham have tabled a £40million transfer bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Despite missing out on a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad, the ten-cap international is undoubtedly one of the top strikers in Ligue 1, notching up 63 goals over the last three seasons.

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That includes 21 goals last season and a 27-goal haul during the 2014/15 campaign, which saw the pacey forward bag the division’s Player of the Season award.

West Ham have been linked with Lacazette frequently in the build up to the summer window and according to L’Equipe, they’ve now tabled an official £40million bid.

But the Hammers do face a deadline to get a deal for the 25-year-old over the line, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently insisting he won’t let any players leave Stade de Gerland after June 30th.

As quoted by The Express, Aulas told reporters at the end of last month; “If on 28th August, we are offered €80m for Alexandre Lacazette, he will not leave.

“However, if he comes to me in the days to come, because he has an offer he cannot refuse, it’s possible. Finally, if there must be departures, they will be before June 30. There will be none after, except for minor players.”