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Alexandre Lacazette wants Champions League football if he leaves Lyon in the summer

Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Sporting CP and Lyon
Image: Alexandre Lacazette has insisted he will only join a team playing in the Champions League if he leaves Lyon

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has warned clubs who are trying to sign him that he will only move to a Champions League team this summer.

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Lacazette, while West Ham United had a club-record £43m bid turned down by Lyon last summer.

The 25-year-old, capped 10 times by France, has enjoyed a sensational season in front of goal for Lyon, scoring 30 times in 39 matches.

"[The team I will 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," said Lacazette, who has just over two years left on his present contract at Lyon.

Alexandre Lacazette
Image: Lacazette has enjoyed another prolific season in front of goal for Lyon

Lacazette, a Lyon academy graduate, has scored 123 goals in 270 appearances for the Ligue 1 side having made his debut in 2010.

Atletico and Dortmund are likely to be able to offer Lacazette Champions League football, but Arsenal have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four and qualify for Europe's elite competition.

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They are sixth in the Premier League with five games to play, six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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