Lyon have reportedly rejected a £31.2million bid plus a participant from Arsenal for Houssem Aouar.
The 22-year-old has been closely linked with the Gunners and Man City this summer season.
It’s understood that Lyon worth Aouar, who helped the Ligue 1 membership attain the Champions League semi-finals final season, at £45million.
French outlet RMC Sport say a £31.2m bid and a participant have been supplied to Lyon – an off they’ve snubbed.
Whereas not naming the participant, there are options it may have been Matteo Guendouzi, who has been frozen out by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
Guendouzi has not performed for Arsenal since allegedly boasting to Brighton gamers about his superior wages in a 2-1 loss on the Amex Stadium on June 20.
Final month, Aouar gave a cryptic response when requested if it could be exhausting to go away Lyon with out saying goodbye to followers.
He mentioned: “I haven’t left but, so I haven’t requested this query.”
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Aouar repeated his reply when requested whether or not a big-money transfer may have an effect on his probabilities of making the France squad for subsequent yr’s European Championship.
He added: “I haven’t left but! “That one may be very powerful… I would like us to begin properly, and that we beat Dijon, to begin with.”
Arsenal have been astute with their summer season enterprise to date, bringing in Willian on a free switch from Chelsea, Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes for £27m and securing Dani Ceballos on one other season-long mortgage deal from Actual Madrid.