Atletico Madrid step up interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

first_img1 Atletico Madrid have opened negotiations with Lyon over a move for Arsenal and Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette.As talkSPORT told you on Thursday, the Spanish club have made signing the striker a priority amid fears Antoine Griezmann may leave this summer.Griezmann is wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid, and Atletico view Lacazette as the ideal replacement.Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in the France international too and have been for some time but, according to L’Equipe, Atletico have now begun formal talks with Lyon.The La Liga side are wary of growing interest from England in Lacazette and they want to get a deal done quickly.Lyon reportedly want close to £50m for the player after rejecting offers of around £30m 12 months ago. Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring for Lyon last_img read more