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Arsenal told they can have £60million-rated Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette… but will have to give them Olivier Giroud

Lyon president lays down his part-exchange terms for  deal to bring French striker to the Emirates

Arsenal are welcome to Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette – but they will have to part with Olivier Giroud to seal the deal.

For Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has laid out his terms for a deal involving £60million-rated Lacazette.

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud…could be used as a makeweight in Alexandre Lacazette deal

Frenchman Lacazette, 26, was lined up to join Atletico Madrid until the Spanish club’s transfer ban got in the way.

Now Arsenal are looking to take full advantage and are thought to have entered into talks with Lyon.

According to Le10 Sport, Aulus will sell Lacazette but would ideally like Giroud in part-exchange.

That might cause a problem on Giroud’s behalf.

Playing in France full-time may not exactly be his cup of tea at the moment.

For the centre-forward has turned on French fans who continually criticise him, despite scoring 17 times in his last 21 internationals.

Alexandre Lacazette...Lyon will let him go, but there is a consition

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Lacazette…Lyon will let him go, but there is a condition

Giroud may be reluctant to play regularly in front of French crowds

Giroud may be reluctant to play regularly in front of French crowds

Olivier Giroud netted a hat trick against Paraguay in Frances recent friendly

Olivier Giroud netted a hat-trick against Paraguay recently but still French supporters complain

He said:  “It does get to you after a while, especially because you’re doing the job on the field.”

Giroud has also been heavily linked with a move to West Ham after he admitted he needs more regular first team football.

According to The Gambling Times, the 30-year-old will be allowed to leave the Emirates, despite signing a contract extension in January.

Arsene Wenger is expected to do an overhaul of his squad this summer after he agreed to stay on as Arsenal boss at the end of last season.