Arsenal and Liverpool get a boost in their chase for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after his agent admits he might leave.
The Gunners have been linked with Lacazette since the January transfer window, with the Reds also keen on acquiring the Frenchman's services.
The Ligue 1 striker is still deciding whether to stay or leave France, as Lyon are unwilling to meet his wage demands. He is in talks over a new contract and is supposedly demanding a salary of £40,000-a-week. The former French league champions are in financial difficulty and may have to let key players leave in order to balance their books.
The 23-year-old striker's agent David Venditelli has confirmed that his client is being pursued by Premier league clubs and could move if an agreement with Lyon cannot be reached.
"Some English clubs are rushing to the scene. If Alexandre leaves, it will be for a team that plays in the Champions League, or at least a team who is very close to being there," Venditelli said, as quoted in the Express.
The French striker, had an impressive season in Ligue 1 during the previous campaign scoring 15 goals and providing 3 assists in 36 league games for the French club.
Lacazette is also wary that leaving a club where he is fully settled at a wrong time could be detrimental to his development, especially after he had such an impressive season.
"To be considered as a part of Lyon, is something that is both interesting and good. All professional players want to have responsibilities at the heart of the club," Lacazette said.
"If I can continue to progress and achieve my objectives with Lyon... but we never know what is going to happen," he added.
"Is there a danger of me leaving too early? In life, you have to take risks. To leave too early, or too late, at one point or another, you have to leave. One will see afterward whether the moment was good or not," he said.
However, when informed about the rumoured interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, he seemed open to the idea of playing abroad and experiencing life in another league.
"I'm tempted to try and experience life abroad. Are Arsenal and Liverpool interested? An experience in another major league fascinates me," The French-born striker added.