Lyon have confirmed Manchester Metropolis’s curiosity in Houssem Aouar.
Pep Guardiola could possibly be set for a face off together with his former no.2 Mikel Arteta over the 22-year-old valued at £54million.
Aouar’s inventory rose final season, after Lyon’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The midfielder additionally scored 9 occasions and supplied 10 assists for the Ligue 1 facet.
Lyon sporting director, Juninho, revealed Arsenal have made the primary transfer for Aouar and provided Matteo Guendouzi in alternate.
However the Gunners face competitors from their Premier League rivals, Manchester Metropolis.
“We weren’t straight contacted. Possibly [director general] Vincent Ponsot was contacted by Manchester Metropolis, I’m not positive.
“It’s like that with these two groups, two huge groups who play to win the Champions League yearly, they’ve the capability for that and that makes any participant dream.
“I don’t know if Houssem is able to change venture for an enormous Ligue 1 workforce like PSG.
“For Metropolis, after all Guardiola likes the participant, however is that the profile that they’re searching for immediately? We don’t know that both and we now have not acquired any official provides,” Juninho advised RMC.