Lyon: 'Alexandre Lacazette not for sale'

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Evian Thonon Gaillard (ETG) on January 26, 2014
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Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas insists that striker Alexandre Lacazette is not for sale this summer.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted that the club will not be selling Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

The striker, 23, has been linked with both Liverpool and Newcastle United in recent weeks.

However, Aulas is hopeful of Lacazette signing a new contract at the Stade Gerland before the start of the season.

"We are in talks and I don't know if he will prolong for two or three years. Whatever happens, he is not for sale," the Lyon chief told L'Equipe.

"The club's strategy has been to build an education centre that produces high quality players. We will give them the opportunity to have success at Lyon."

Lacazette, who has won two caps for the French national team, scored 23 goals last season.

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette reacts after scoring during the French Ligue 1 football match against Toulouse FC on December 5, 2013
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