Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal can sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette with a bid in the region of €50m Getty

Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette will be allowed to leave if interested clubs offer a fee in the region of €50m (£36m, $55.9m), according to Lyon manager Hubert Fournier.

The Gunners have been linked with the Ligue 1 striker throughout the summer, Le10Sport reports, and the French international has himself admitted that he could leave his current employers for a club in England or Spain.

Arsene Wenger had hinted recently that Petr Cech could be the north London club's only acquisition this summer, but the French manager has not closed the door to make another signing. However, he made it clear that Arsenal will only make a purchase if a player of exceptional quality becomes available.

Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas had suggested that Lacazette will remain with the French club next season, and that even a bid in the region of €50m will not be enough to prize him away. But the Ligue 1 club's manager has indicated that such an offer will see the striker depart the club, before insisting that the player is happy to remain with the club beyond the current transfer window.

"I'm not worried about Alex. Of course, if someone offers €50m or €60m, I imagine that I will only have to wave him off and wish him luck," Fournier told L'equipe, as quoted by ESPN.

"Otherwise, I really get the impression he wants to stay," the former Lyon player added.

Apart from Arsenal, French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in the striker, according to Le10 Sport, but the striker is unlikely to move to a club in his homeland after indicating his desire to play in the Premier League or the La Liga earlier in the summer.