Arsenal to make improved offer for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar

Carrie Guzman
September 28, 2020

Towards the end of last week, Arsenal made a €36m offer for Houssem Aouar, which was rejected by Lyon.

Aouar is keen to move on and Lyon are also prepared to sell if the price is right, as they look to raise funds which would allow them to balance their books this year.

However, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas stated that the offer was too low as the French side now value their star midfielder at around €60m (£55m/$70m).

Next week according to French journalist Julien Laurens Arsenal will table a significantly increased second offer that could be up to €50m including bonuses (€40m + €10m add-ons) which maybe be €10m shy of their valuation.

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The 31-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, claimed an approach from Barcelona was among those he rejected to stay in the Premier League. Taking to his Twitter, Lyon president Aulas said "There will be very few departures. For Houssem, Arsenal are too far from his value", he wrote.

Aulas has insisted he wants €60m for Aouar however, it is to be noted that Aulas is usually adamant and stubborn during negotiations but eventually surrenders his demands for a lesser fee.

Rudi Garcia's men are now sitting 12th in the French top-flight, having only managed to win one of their opening four fixtures.

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