According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Lyon have been offered Houssem Aouar to Arsenal but the north London club yet to respond to Ligue 1 side proposed over the deal of the playmaker.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, who establish himself as one of the best prolific midfield in the world of football, has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates stadium last summer, but the deal failed due to materialised.
However, last season, the Frenchman endured a mixed season, sustained injury problem before falling out of favour under Rudi Garcia, but has still managed to produced a big impression in middle of park for Ligue 1 side.
Despite limited time on the pitch and battle with injury problem, Aouar, scored six goals and notched four assists in all competitions for Lyon last term.
In 2019/20 campaign, Aouar, who has played over 100 league games for Lyon already, and has also experience of playing in the Champions League and the Europa League, scored nine goals and contributed 10 assists across all competitions.
His performances in 2019/20 campaign had seen several clubs eye a move for the Frenchman, but it is stated that the Gunners, who in market for creative midfield were the only club to submit a bid.
The Gunners had held negotiations with the French side about bringing the attacking midfielder to London, but were unable to meet Lyon’s demands to make a deal happen.
Now, Lyon are handed Mikel Arteta’s side major boost in completing the signing of one of their primary target last summer, by offered Aouar to them in order to get him before the end of the month.
According to Italian expert journalist Fabrizio Romano: ‘Arsenal have been offered Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar but have not yet responded to the French club’.
Meanwhile, The Athletic, confirmed earlier this month that, Arsenal still remains interest in Frenchman, and could make a move for him, if the managed to upload some fringe players before the end of this month.
Willian, Hector Bellerin, Eddie Nketiah, Sead Kolasinac, Alexandre Lacazette and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are consider to be leave Emirates before the end of the month if a suitable offer arrived for them.
It is suggested that an offer in the region of £25 million may be enough to sign the Frenchman this time around, even a loan deal with option of buy next summer also available if Arsenal interested in signing the playmaker this summer.