Houssem Aouar prefers to join Manchester City or Juventus instead of Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 11:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Comment Houssem Aouar prefers to join Manchester City or Juventus instead of Arsenal Lyon have rejected multiple offers from Arsenal for Houssem Aouar (Getty)However, Arsenal are the only club to have made an official offer so far and L’Equipe report that Lyon need to make €50m (£45.4m) in player sales before the window closes.Aouar refused to address his future after Lyon’s 1-1 draw with Lorient on Sunday but insisted that speculation over his future is not distracting the team.Meanwhile, Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has claimed that Arsenal are still far away from meeting his asking price for Aouar.‘There was a timid offer,’ Aulas said.‘We felt like either they didn’t consider the fact that this is a player in the French national team. ‘So it was not an offer that was even susceptible to making us consider a sale.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWhen asked about Aouar’s possible arrival after Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool on Monday evening, Mikel Arteta predicted that it will be a busy end to the transfer window.‘It’s a week to go, I think it’s going to be really busy for other clubs because not much business has been done. Let’s see what happens,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘I think it will be busy for the Premier League. Busy for us, I don’t know how it is going to happen.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Houssem Aouar prefers to join a Champions League club ahead of Arsenal (AFP via Getty Images)Houssem Aouar’s preference is to join Manchester City or Juventus ahead of Arsenal, according to reports in France.The Lyon midfielder has been one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets for the transfer window but the French club have already turned down multiple offers from the Gunners.Arsenal offered Matteo Guendouzi to Lyon in a swap deal involving Aouar earlier this summer but that approach was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.Lyon also snubbed an offer of £32 million from Arsenal last week and are looking for a fee closer to £55m.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to L’Equipe, Aouar is keen to leave Lyon before the end of the transfer window but the midfielder is ‘resigning himself’ to joining Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims that the 22-year-old had been holding out for a move to either Manchester City or Juventus, who are both in the Champions League this season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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