Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Houssem Aouar. The midfielder plays for Olympique Lyonnais currently.
However, the contract ends in the next summer transfer window. Therefore, the French giants are ready to sell him for a lower price.
ARSENAL AND HOUSSEEM AOUAR TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal are still exploring the signing of Houssee\m Aouar. Aouar wants to leave the Olympique Lyonnais in January. The French giants are also open to selling the midfielder. However, both of them were unable to bring interesting sides to the bidding table. Nottingham Forest were also negotiating for him. However, they failed with their bids.
Hence, it is now an open race again in the January transfer window. The report also adds that Arsenal are again interested in the midfielder. It also adds that Arteta was exploring his signing in the summer. However, he ended up signing Fabio Viera. Although, the long-term injury to Mohamed Elneny has again forced Mikel Arteta to dive into the market for midfielders in the January transfer market.
THE GUNNERS WILL NOT BE THE ONLY SIDE IN THE RACE
The report also claims that Arsenal will not be the only side interested in his signature. According to reports, Newcastle United and Juventus have also shown interest. However, both the players are only monitoring his situation. Olympique Lyon will ask around 20 million for the in-demand midfielder. Hence, the interested sides will have to move fast to secure the player in January.
The report claims that the midfielder can leave on a free transfer next summer. His contract with the french club is ending in next summer. Hence, he will also be able to negotiate a free transfer. The free transfer also helps him demand a higher salary from the interested clubs. Therefore, Mikel Arteta will have to convince him to join the Gunners in January.
Houssem Aouar was also linked to Manchester United and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola also called him an incredible player. Hence, it is no surprise that Newcastle United, Arsenal, and Juventus will monitor his situation at Olympique Lyon.
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