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Alexandre Lacazette reportedly decides next club… and it’s not good news for the Premier League

The French striker has 30 goals for the Ligue 1 side this season

Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly decided Atletico Madrid will be his next club.

The striker, who has scored 30 goals for Lyon this season, has been linked with a host of Premier League teams but now looks set on a move to Spain.

Lyon admit Arsenal and Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette could leave

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Arsenal and Spurs could lose out on Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid

Alexandre Lacazette is finally expected to depart Lyon

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The impressive Lyon striker has 30 goals this season

The 25-year-old has long been mooted to move to the Premier League but French newspaper L’Equipe says Diego Simeone is chasing hard.

Speaking earlier this week, Lacazette appeared to issue an ultimatum to Arsenal – who have been linked with him since last summer and had a bid rejected.

And now French journalist Mohamed Bouhfasi, of RMC Sport, has revealed Lacazette has made his mind up.

The Frenchman admits he is likely to leave the club, but made it clear he wants Champions League football.

Struggling Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League, six points off fourth-placed Manchester City.

Diego Simeone has completely transformed Atletico since arriving in 2011

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Diego Simeone has made Lacazette his top target

Lacazette said: “[The team I join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football.

“Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.

“This summer I might go for a breath of fresh air and try something different, always with the idea of progressing in football and as a person.

“I’m going to keep working, with the hope that good opportunities come for me this summer.”

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