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French club Lyon said Tuesday they had rejected a € 35 million (Dh 141 million, £29 million, $39 million) bid from Arsenal for star striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Lyon called the 25-year-old, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League having scored 48 goals over the last two seasons, “irreplaceable” and said he would not be sold.
Dortmund dismiss City’s Aubameyang interest
Borussia Dortmund have dismissed reports Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are poised to offer at least £58 million (Dh 282.85 million, € 70m euros, $77m) for star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to British media, City are in advanced talks with the Gabon international, who scored 39 goals for Dortmund in all competitions last season as they finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in Germany’s top flight.
“All these rumours have already followed us this summer,” Dortmund team manager Michael Zorc told German daily Bild.
“We can only repeat, as always, that he has a contract with us until 2020 and feels good at Borussia Dortmund -- as it should remain.”
The 27-year-old though has made clear his wish to join Real Madrid, should he quit the Bundesliga.
“Dortmund is a fantastic club which has been decisive for my career,” Aubameyang told German broadcaster ZDF.
Dortmund have lost a host of stars since last season with Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining Manchester United, Ilkay Gundogan leaving for City and Mats Hummels has left for Bundesliga rivals Bayern.
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