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New hope on Houssem Aouar transfer Lyon midfielder
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has stated that Houssem Aouar propose switch to Emirates this summer could be done before transfer window closes on October 5.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal with boss Mikel Arteta identified the creative midfielder as player to bolster his midfield park.
However, the Gunners yet to reach agreement with Ligue 1 side due to valuation of the Frenchman but Aulas says the north London outfit must be quick.
‘From Friday evening, when Rudi [Garcia] will choose his squad vs Marseille, there will be no departures, Aulas said.
‘We could see ourselves lose two players.’
Aulas had previously taken to Twitter to say: ‘For Houssem, Arsenal is much too far from his value: we count on him to make a big game in Lorient and lead OL in Champions League next year.’
Lucas Torreira tipped for Spain move
One player who does appear to be on his way out of Emirates is midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid.
However, while the central midfielder will be cleared from the wage bill, the move is reported by Goal.com to be a loan agreement rather than a permanent switch.
Lucas Torreira has spent two seasons at the Emirates but has fallen from favour under Arteta and now has agreed terms to join Atletico Madrid.
However, the deal will not take place until the Spanish club offload a player of their own, with Hector Herrera said to be close to an exit.