Arsenal are reportedly the favourites to sign in-form Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer for a bargain priced fee of £8.3 million.
The 22-year-old has been one of the stand-out young players in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 15 goals in all competitions so far, as well as providing three assists.
However, he has not been completely happy and reports have been linking him with a move to some top clubs.
But Arsenal now appear to be stepping up their interest in the player, with no sign that he is about to renew his deal with Lyon, according to the SportsDirectNews website.
Boss Arsene Wenger knows he must add some more fire-power to the squad and has been keen opn Lacazette for some time now