Arsenal’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette could yet bear fruit.

The Lyon and France striker, 25, has been a summer-long target for Arsene Wenger but Lyon rejected a bid of $38.5 million from Arsenal last week and issued a public statement saying Lacazette was going nowhere.

However, Lyon’s manager Bruno Genesio has been quoted as saying the pacey striker could still leave the Ligue 1 club this summer.

“He can leave if Lyon want him to. There are some offers that you cannot refuse,” Genesio said. “My desire as manager is that the best players stay and Lacazette is very important for the team. I have been assured by my president that we will keep the player. You never know what could happen right up until August 31.”

With Lacazette valued at well over $50 million by Lyon, if Arsenal bid $60 million it is believed they’ll get their man.