Lyon Set reduce Houssem Aouar asking price
French side Lyon are ready to slash their valuation for Arsenal’s target Houssem Aouar as the North London club Arsenal have their opening offer rejected.
Head coach Mikel Arteta has reportedly placed the 22-year-old at the top of his transfer wishlist, with the Gunners boss desperate to add attacking creativity.
It is understood Aouar is keen to make the switch to the Premier League, although Arsenal are yet to agree a fee with the Ligue 1 club.
According to ESPN, Arsenal have had a €35million bid rejected for the Frenchman, but do expect an improved offer to be on the way.
Lyon had initially slapped a €60m price tag on the France-U21 international, but the report suggests they could now be willing to accept substantially less than that.
Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is suggested they will now accept between €40m and €45m
Also Arsenal’s technical director Edu has been in contact with his counterpart Juninho, with Matteo Guendouzi mooted as a potential makeweight.