Lyon sporting director reveals latest on Aouar to Arsenal links

September 16, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Lyon sporting director Juninho claims the Ligue 1 side have “not received” any bids for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to sign Aouar to provide extra creativity in midfield with the Frenchman becoming one of Lyon’s star players in recent seasons.

An initial £31.2m bid was reportedly turned down by the French club, who have made it clear that they’re unwilling to sell the player for less than £54.5m.

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It’s unclear which Arsenal player was offered as part of the deal, although it’s been reported that Matteo Guendouzi or Lucas Torreira could be involved.

There has also been speculation that Barcelona are in for Memphis Depay but Juninho claims there have been no offers for either player.

“For now, there is nothing for these players,” Juninho told Telefoot Chaine.

“We have not received anything for Houssem, we have not received anything for Memphis.”

On whether Guendouzi would form part of a deal for Aouar, Juninho said last week: “I get on very well with Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.

“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.”