Lacazette eyes Lyon exit

Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal have received a major boost in the pursuit of Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette after he reportedly told the club he wants to leave.

The 24-year old is rated as one of the most feared marksmen in Europe after netting 27 Ligue 1 goals last season and has been heavily linked with a move this off-season.

According to L'Equipe, Lacazette has told Lyon boss Hubert Fournier to listen to offers from abroad following the club's dismal pre-season results.

And the France international admitted a move to Spain would also interest him, saying: "Between England and Spain, I don't have a preference.

"I dreamt about Barca when I was little, but once you grow up you know you cannot be on just one club.

"I will not be leaving for the sake of it, I have medium and long term aims, after that we will see what is best for me."