Arsenal are anticipated to make a bid of round £36.5m for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ‘imminently,’ in response to stories in France.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a change to the Gunners for a lot of the summer season, though no agency provide has been made, as confirmed by Lyon’s sporting director Juninho.
However, that appears set to vary, with French tv channel Téléfoot Chaine reporting that a proposal of round €40m (£36.5m) is predicted from the north London membership within the very close to future.
Lyon are believed to have valued the younger expertise at nearer to £55m, so there may be removed from a assure that they may settle for the bid from the Gunners.
The Ligue 1 facet will probably be keen to let Aouar depart for the appropriate worth, however are ready to face agency in the event that they consider a good valuation has not been reached.
Juninho informed Téléfoot Chaine of the state of affairs: ‘We have not received anything for Houssem, we have not received anything for Memphis [Depay].’
However, the Brazilian has already admitted discussions with Arsenal over Aouar, as they tried to make Matteo Guendouzi a part of the deal however Lyon are usually not .
‘I get on very well with [Arsenal technical director] Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.,’ he stated.
‘Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile. We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.’
Arsenal might should promote extra gamers to fund any deal for Aouar, with Guendouzi becoming a member of the likes of Lucas Torreira, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as obtainable for switch.
Emiliano Martinez has left for Aston Villa in a £20m deal, though quite a few the perimeter gamers are proving troublesome to dump.
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