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Alexandre Lacazette rejects opening Lyon contract extension offer

French international and striker Alexandre Lacazette has rejected an opening contract extension proposal from Lyon, according to L’Équipe.

Lyon’s offer was as follows: €6.36m gross annual salary, which would make him the highest paid player at the club, surpassing Mathieu Valbuena’s €6m gross a year.

The parties also discussed the possibility of an exit clause, something that the LFP has made illegal, but which can still be signed as a separate, gentlemen’s agreement between Lyon and the player’s representatives.

Lyon were offering a clause worth €70m, which the player’s representatives found to be unsatisfactory.

More talks are expected to come between the relevant parties, to find notably an agreement vis-à-vis this clause.

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