Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas has told RMC Sport (via madeinfoot.com) that the club have recently received a bid of €70million (£60m) for their star striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Aulas also confirmed West Ham bid €40million (£35m) in the summer for the French international but he did not name the side who have made the latest bid for the 25 year old.
“It’s true that the proposals concerning Alexander are between €40 and a few million, from West Ham last year, to €70 million right now.”
Lacazette has scored 16 goals in 21 matches in all competitions so far this season for Lyon but the Hammers are looking at other targets during the January transfer window.
Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi has been tipped as a potential loan signing this month, but a move for Jermain Defoe is off after co-owner David Gold confirmed Sunderland’s demands for the 34 year old were too high.
The likeliest candidate at the moment is Brentford’s Scott Hogan but the Evening Standard have revealed today West Ham’s third bid of £12.5million for the striker was rejected.