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



first_imgA group of swimmers braved the elements on Saturday 17th January and made the long trip to Lisburn for the swim ulster development 3 gala.This was a first for most of these swimmers who are relatively new to the scene.Karim Magullea picked up 2 golds and a silver with excellent swims in his first ever swim Ulster competition. Nathanael Giddey who is training hard took home two silvers and a bronze.Conal Bonar picked up silver in the 400m Free and 200 Free a great reward for this young swimmer who is showing great class in the distance events.His younger brother Eoin set new personal best times in the 200m Free and 200m Backstroke.Cian Mulligan swam an impressive 100m Breaststroke and took a Bronze medal for his efforts. Marius Giddey added to the giddey haul a gold and a bronze medal in his events.Cora Ferry was as impressive as ever picking up a gold, silver and bronze for her efforts.Young Katie McGee made her debut in the Development series with an impressive 1.39 in the 100m Freestyle.Cora Bond swam well in the 200m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke taking her times down massively in each of these events.The Swilly Seals face Armagh City Swimming Club this weekend in the 4th round of the provincial towns league. SWIMMING NEWS: SWILLY SEALS MAKES A ‘SPLASH’ IN LISBURN was last modified: January 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NoticesSportSwilly SealsSWIMMINGlast_img read more