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Arsenal risk missing out on Houssem Aouar as Lyon set transfer demands

Arsenal are keen to sign Houssem Aouar this summer (Getty Images)

Arsenal are in danger of missing out on signing Houssem Aouar this summer as Lyon are standing firm over their €60 million (£54.5m) asking price, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe and has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe including Manchester City, Juventus and Real Madrid.

But Aouar is also highly regarded by Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s hierarchy and the Gunners are keen to sign the midfielder before the end of the window.

Lyon have already rejected Arsenal’s proposal of a swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi this summer.

And according to Fabrizio Romano, Lyon will not entertain any exchange offers with Arsenal and will only sell Aouar if their €60m (£54.5m) valuation is met.

Romano also claims that Aouar would welcome the chance to make the move to the Premier League.

Arsenal’s swap deal involving Houssem Aouar and Matteo Guendouzi was rejected by Lyon (Getty)

Speaking earlier this week, Lyon’s sporting director, Juninho, confirmed that he had rejected Arsenal’s exchange deal involving Aouar…