Alexandre Lacazette to remain at Lyon, says manager Hubert Fournier

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Lyon manager Hubert Fournier has confirmed ahead of the Emirates Cup that striker Alexandre Lacazette wants to stay at the club

France forward Alexandre Lacazette will remain at Lyon this season despite reported interest from the Premier League, according to his manager Hubert Fournier.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stade de Gerland this summer with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, according to widespread newspaper reports, among the clubs interested in acquiring his services. 

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be able to take a closer look at Lacazette, who netted 31 times last season, when his side face Lyon in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. 

But ahead of the match, Fournier insists Lacazette will remain at Lyon and form an important part of his squad ahead of the new season. 

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette
Image: Alexandre Lacazette scored 31 times for Lyon last season

When asked where he saw Lacazette playing this season, Fournier said: "Olympique Lyonnais. I haven't got much to say. He has said he wants to stay with us.

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"Of course some clubs are going to be attracted to the sort of player he is but he is under contract at Lyon and with all of the different competitions we have this season with the Champions League and the domestic French cups, we obviously want to keep him at the club."

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