Houssem Aouar to Arsenal: Bid confirmed as Lyon send transfer message to the Gunners

There is not too much longer of the summer transfer window to go.

With just nine days remaining until the window closes on October 5, clubs are working hard to make final tweaks to their squad for the current season.

Arsenal have made additions, but are keen on adding more players ahead of the closing of the window.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is a primary target, alongside Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

And it seems that there may now be movement on the latter possibly making his way to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Here is a round-up of everything we know so far about the Frenchman’s future and Arsenal’s interest in him.

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Arsenal ‘bid’

According to French outlet L’Equipe, Arsenal made an offer of cash plus Matteo Guendouzi for the 22-year-old midfielder.

The report claimed Arteta is believed to be a big admirer of the player’s talents, and it was director Edu who made the offer verbally over the telephone.

It is also claimed that Lyon rejected the offer as they only want cash for the player and do not feel that they need to add an additional midfielder.

Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for Houssem Aouar
(Image: FRANCK FIFE / various sources / AFP)

Lyon update

Lyon sporting director Juninho confirmed after the club’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich that there will be departures this summer.

“The aim now is to continue working, immediately with Ligue 1,” Juninho, whose Lyon will not feature in the 2020-21 Champions League after finishing seventh at the time of Ligue 1 concluding due to the coronavirus pandemic, told RMC Sport.

“There are no presents. We will have to work. If we continue like this, we will be back in this competition. When you are well paid, you need motivation every day, we are going to concentrate on Ligue 1. There are the basics.

(Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via…