Arsenal are required to make an offer of around £36.5m for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ‘quickly,’ as indicated by reports in France.
Houssem Aouar has been connected with a move to Arsenal for a great part of the summer, albeit no firm offer has been made, as affirmed by Lyon’s sporting director Juninho.
Notwithstanding, that looks set to change, with French TV slot Téléfoot Chaine revealing that a proposal of around £36.5m is anticipated from the Gunners soon.
Lyon are accepted to have value the 22-year-old at closer to £55m, so there is a long way from an assurance that they will acknowledge the offer from Arsenal.
The Ligue 1 side will let Houssem Aouar leave at the correct price, however are set to stand firm if they accept a reasonable valuation has not been reached.
Juninho told Téléfoot Chaine of the circumstance: ‘We have not gotten anything for Houssem Aouar, we have not gotten anything for Memphis [Depay].’
Nonetheless, the Brazilian has just conceded talks with Arsenal over Houssem Aouar, as they attempted to make Matteo Guendouzi part of the deal however Lyon are not intrigued.
The Gunners may need to offer more players to support any deal for Houssem Aouar, with Guendouzi joining the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Torreira and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as accessible for move.
Emiliano Martinez has left for Aston Villa in a £20m deal, albeit some of the periphery players are proving hard to offload.