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Lacazette free to leave Lyon in the summer

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted that he will not come in the way of Alexandre Lacazette's potential exit in the summer transfer window.

The France international has hinted earlier in the week that he would welcome a fresh challenge in order to progress further in his career.

The likes of Samuel Umtiti, Karim Benzema and Eric Abidal have left the club over the years, and Aulas admits Lacazette is free to go through a similar path.

"If one day there is an opportunity, of course, as we did with [Samuel Umtiti] and [Eric Abidal] in Barcelona or Karim [Benzema] in Madrid, who left, why not?" Aulas told OL TV.

"Alex has wanted to play in a great club and Lyon does not object. We are perfectly in line."

Lacazette has been a consistent performer for Les Gones in recent seasons, but unfortunately, the club are still far off from competing for the Ligue 1 crown once again.

The French striker is on the verge of his best season in a Lyon shirt having already netted 21 goals in 25 appearances this campaign.