Lyon demand £44.5m for Chelsea and Liverpool target
Lyon are prepared to take advantage of Houssem Aouar this summer and demand £44.5m for their star playmaker, as per reports.
Houssem Aouar is a needed man, with Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Manchester City all competing for his signature.
Ivisionsport guarantee Liverpool are ‘exceptionally keen on’ signing Aouar, but will be yet to reach to sign the 21-year-old star.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pushed for City to seal the transfer the previous summer, however Lyon dismissed their proposal in the wake of persuading Aouar to remain for one more year in France.
With the coronavirus pandemic set to massively affect the transfer market and fees, Lyon will acknowledge a proposal of around £44.5m for Houssem Aouar.
There are yet to be any official offers for Houssem Aouar, but Lyon anticipated that few clubs should in the end make their turn.
Houssem Aouar has missed only three Ligue 1 games this season and is anxious to keep playing in the Champions League when he switches clubs.
Manchester City are facing a two-year ban from the competition, while Liverpool simply commended their one-year commemoration of winning the competition.
Chelsea were allegedly ready to pay £43m for Houssem Aouar’s services before the coronavirus pandemic hit football, but Frank Lampard is set to be confined to two significant signings.
Roman Abramovich is ready to front the money for two ‘marquee’ moves and Frank Lampard is edgy to add left-back and striker to his positions.
Liverpool’s capacity spend enormous this summer is probably going to be influenced by the continuous health emergency.
Liverpool wants to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, however are hesitant to meet his £50m release clause.
Timo Werner and Houssem Aouar are long long term targets of Jurgen Klopp’s, but it might be a case of signing one of them this summer.