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Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette signs new Lyon contract

Published 08/08/2015 | 11:41

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette

Reported Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette has committed his future to Lyon for another year.

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The 24-year-old forward, who scored 27 Ligue 1 goals and 31 in total for Les Gones in the 2014-15 season, has extended his contract at the Stade Gerland until 2019.

The surprise announcement was made during the official presentation of former United defender Rafael, with Lacazette saying: "I am very happy and proud to prolong my deal.

"Now the gossiping can stop... but I hope people are able to keep talking about me because I'm scoring goals and Lyon are winning things."

He then turned his attention to new team-mate Rafael, the Brazilian who this week signed a four-year contract in east-central France after seven years in Manchester.

"Everybody is really happy that Rafael is here. He is a modern full-back, quick and technically gifted," added Lacazette.

Lyon, whose league campaign begins against Lorient on Sunday, finished as runners-up to Paris St Germain last season.

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