Atleti miss out on Lacazette?

Atletico Madrid will reportedly miss out on Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal close in on a €53m deal for the Olympique Lyonnais striker.

AS cites French football programme Telefoot, which claims there is an agreement between Arsenal and Lyon.

The deal should see the Gunners pay €53m plus variables and the attacker put pen to paper on a five-year contract.

Atleti appeared to be leading the race for Lacazette with a €65m bid, but AS explains their ban on registering new players until January, coupled with the World Cup being a year away, put off the Frenchman.

Furthermore, Los Colchoneros are understood to be channelling all their energies into bringing back Diego Costa.

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