Arsenal face Houssem Aouar trouble as PSG plan to hijack transfer at 11th hour

Paris Saint-Germain are in negotiations with Lyon over a transfer for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

Arsenal have been extensively linked with the 22-year-old with Mikel Arteta looking to add more creativity to his midfield options.

The Gunners have reportedly already had one offer rejected for Aouar, with the Ligue 1 club holding out for €60million.

That price tag has reportedly dropped to closer to €40m, but as of yet, Arsenal have yet to meet their valuation.

Lyon chief Aulas has said three clubs remain in the market for Aouar
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“Things haven’t enormously advanced,” Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas said on Wednesday. “We know that three major clubs are interested in Houssem. Two in the short term. One in the medium term.”

The two clubs in the “short term” are understood to be Arsenal and Juventus, although the Italians are unwilling to make such a substantial transfer.

And L’Equipe (via GFFN) report that the third club is Lyon’s domestic rivals PSG. They suggest president Nasser Al Khelafi is very keen on doing a deal.

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Al Khelafi made contact with Lyon at the start of the year, but he has now reignited talks with hopes of sealing a deal for the ex-France U21 international.

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