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Houssem Aouar could cost just £17m amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer interest but Lyon yet to receive offer for star

LYON are willing to accept just £17million for star player Houssem Aouar this summer, according to reports.

It’s believed the Ligue 1 club have NOT received any offers for the 23-year-old – but Arsenal and Tottenham are thought to have inquired.

Houssem Aouar, 23, reportedly wants to leave Lyon this summer

According to Get French Football News, Aouar has no intention of being part of new manager Peter Bosz’s squad this coming season.

Lyon are rumoured to be resigned to losing the France international and reportedly want €25m – around £21.5m – from a buyer.

But it’s believed Aouar’s current employers will accept as little as €20m – around £17m – if the transfer saga drags on throughout the summer.

Lyon are reportedly hoping a bidding war will ignite among Premier League suitors after rejecting a bid from Arsenal in 2020.

Rumours suggest the Gunners and local rivals Tottenham are leading the race for Aouar’s signature after allegedly inquiring about the player.

But Liverpool are also believed to be keen on Aouar and see him as a potential long-term replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.

And Manchester United are thought to be keeping an eye on the Frenchman due to uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s future.


Aouar has become one of the most sought after players in Ligue 1 since making his professional debut in February 2017.

He helped Lyon reach the semi-finals of the Champions League during the 2019-20 season, earning a place in Uefa’s team of the tournament.

Aouar scored seven goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances last term and has two years left on his existing deal at Lyon.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed ‘new faces are arriving’ at the Emirates, with Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga expected to join.

The Gunners have also been linked with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, although Manchester City are leading the race for his signature.

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