Arsenal are ahead of Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
L’Equipe have reported – via Get Football France – that the Gunners are the most advanced in negotiations for the player.
Lacazette is reportedly still considering a move to Atletico Madrid, where he would be unable to play for six months due to the club’s transfer ban.
But the prospect of inclusion in the France squad for the 2018 World Cup has left Lacazette reluctant to make what would have been his preferred move.
Dortmund are believed to have lined up Lacazette as their top target should striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave this summer, although the prolific Gabon international’s future is not yet clear.
Chelsea have reportedly made an enquiry for Lacazette, who they see as a potential alternative to Romelu Lukaku.
Talk about some tough choices…
The 26-year-old has also attracted the intention of AC Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United, although the latter are focused on their pursuit of Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly identified Lacazette as an option to play in a wide area, but he is not prepared to join a team where he will be used as a winger.
Serie A big spenders Milan appear to be growing ever ambitious in the transfer market, but are last in the race to sign Lacazette having already secured the signature of Porto striker Andre Silva.