Sunday 18 March 2018

West Ham call off attempt to sign Alexandre Lacazette after Lyon reject club-record £25.8m bid

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette

Jason Burt

West Ham United have called off their attempts to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after having a club record bid of 33million euros (£25.8million) rejected by the French club.

Lacazette was the number one transfer target of West Ham manager Slaven Bilic for the summer window but Lyon have indicated that they want closer to 50million euros (£39.1million) for the French international. West Ham will not meet that price.

West Ham initially bid 26million euros plus four million in add-ons for Lacazette and then submitted an increased revised offer of 30million euros plus three million euros in add-ons which was also rejected by Lyon.

It is understood that West Ham will now concentrate on other transfer targets and have informed Lyon that they will not offer any more money for the French international striker.

Lacazette has been considered by Tottenham Hotspur also but it is now understood that if he leaves Lyon this summer it will be for a major European club and that, also, he will not be moving to the Premier League.

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