Lacazette commits to Lyon

Striker Alexandre Lacazette has committed his future to French side Lyon after putting pen to paper on a new four-year contract.

The 24-year-old France international had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the current transfer window, with Manchester United and Arsenal said to be interested in acquiring his services.

However, Lacazette has revealed he never had any doubt that he would end up staying at the Ligue 1 giants.

"It was complicated and long," Lacazette said after agreeing terms on his new deal. "I let it be known my wish to stay at the club and to refuse any outside offer.

"The important thing for me was not whether I would extend my contract or not, but to stay at the club. I knew that I was going to stay here."

Lacazette is currently one of Europe's most prolific strikers, having netted an impressive 27 goals for Lyon last term.