RUMOURS: Lacazette rejects £22 million Premier League move

Lyon had accepted a £22m bid for the striker but the 24-year-old is still holding out for a club who play in the Champions League

Alexandre Lacazette has rejected the chance to move to the Premier League after Newcastle United had a £22 million bid accepted by Lyon.

The Daily Mail report that the French club had given the green light to Newcastle but the 24-year-old striker has dismissed Newcastle's approach as he wants to cement his place in France's squad for Euro 2016.

Lacazette, who has scored eight goals in 22 appearances this season, is also concerned by the number of French players who have flopped since making the move to Newcastle and is still holding out for a potential move to a club in the Champions League.