Arsenal are reportedly planning to offer Lyon an improved offer for Houssem Aouar and the player is ready to join Arsenal. The Frenchmen is one of two midfield targets for Mikel Arteta, alongside Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.
The Gunners have already offer a player-plus-cash offer for Aouar which include Matteo Guendouzi who as falling out of favour with manager Arteta.
But French side Lyon turned down the offer making Arsenal to reconsider their approach to a potential deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are set to return with another offer for the player permitting they can offload some deadwood.
Romano said on the Here we go podcast, “Obviously the club that is working to sign Aouar is Arsenal.
“We have to say that Arsenal are convinced that if they could sell some players, and they have many in [Sead] Kolasinac, Sokratis [Papastathopoulos] and [Lucas] Torreira, many players to sell or loan out in the last two weeks, they can try again for Aouar.
“Lyon are asking for €60million, so it’s complicated but the player would be ready to join the Premier League, would be ready to join Arsenal.
“The player would like to come to the Premier League and to join Arsenal but for now there are no negotiations.
“In July they offered Guendouzi as part of the deal and they didn’t find an agreement.
“Now it’s up to Arsenal if they sell players, I am convinced [they will bid again].”