Arsenal and Liverpool favourites for Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette had seemingly been on his way to join Atletico Madrid this summer, but now the Frenchman’s future is up in the air.
With Diego Simeone’s side having been hit with a transfer ban, Lacazette can’t now play for Atletico until January at the earliest.
And with a place in France’s World Cup squad to aim for next year, he can’t afford to sit on the sidelines.
So the striker could now be poised to join the Premier League.
Liverpool lead the betting at 11/4.
For all of the Reds’ impressive attacking play last term, they lack a top-level out-and-out forward.
Jurgen Klopp may yet sell Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi this summer too.
But the Anfield outfit won’t have it all their own way, with Arsenal also in the mix at 9/2.
Following the news that Arsene Wenger is staying on as Gunners boss for another two seasons, it’s expected that the Frenchman will make some headline signings this summer.
Lacazette would certainly appease plenty of the Arsenal faithful, and could also go some way to persuading Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to stay in North London.
The two Premier League sides dominate the betting, with the odds ballooning to Manchester United and Tottenham, each at 12/1.
Lacezette has netted 91 goals in his last 133 Ligue 1 appearances, and has 10 caps for France.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Alexandre Lacazette club at end of transfer window
Liverpool – 11/4
Arsenal – 9/2
Manchester United – 12/1
Tottenham – 12/1
Manchester City – 16/1
AC Milan – 20/1
Marseille – 25/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing