Arsenal appear to have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, as RMC report the Gunners are in "advanced discussions" over bringing the player to the Emirates.
Further talks are expected early next week between the two clubs to finalise the transfer, according to the report, and it even goes on to state that a transfer could be wrapped up by the end of next week.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also convinced that Lyon are finally willing to cash in on their prolific striker as they look to make their own investments this summer, according to the Sun.
The French side have agreed terms with Chelsea for striker Bertrand Traore for £16.5m as a replacement for Lacazette with president Aulas looking forward to completing the deal soon, recently saying: “We’re fine-tuning the talks with the player and I hope to be able to conclude the deal in the next few days.”
With Lyon also after Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala who is valued at £20m they will need Lacazette's fee to bankroll their summer business.
Lacazette was reluctant to move to the Emirates after the Gunners missed out on Champions League football but with the potential Atletico Madrid deal breaking down with their transfer ban the France international is now more open to a move to the Premier League side.
Giroud wants to remain in London and with West Ham showing plenty of interest the £20m deal could also be completed soon.