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Paris Saint-Germain open talks to sign Arsenal target Houssem Aouar

Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal’s hopes of signing Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar have been dealt a blow after Paris Saint-Germain entered into negotiations over a deal for the Frenchman.

The Gunners have had two bids turned down for the Frenchman, the last of which was believed to be around £32million.

Lyon are seeking closer to £46m for the midfielder but Arsenal cannot stretch that far and must raise funds in order to significantly improve their current bid.

Though Arsenal are working hard to offload the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Sead Kolasinac, the deals are not yet done with just four days left in the window.

Lyon had set a deadline of October 2nd to resolve Aouar’s future and Arsenal’s dithering has opened the door to Paris Saint-Germain, who are now in talks to sign the midfielder, according to L’Equipe.

Aouar has plenty of options (Picture: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel has been angry at his side’s lack of investment following their run to the Champions League final and they’ve already lost the likes of Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva.

The German feels the Ligue 1 giants are now…