Aouar 'wants' PL switch, positive Covid test & other developments in Frenchman transfer saga

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Aouar 'wants' PL switch, positive Covid test & other developments in Frenchman transfer saga

Player wants PL switch

Guendo as bail

  • L'Equipe claim Arsenal have made a cash plus Matteo Guendouzi offer to Lyon.
  • However, the bid has been rejected as Les Gones do not want to add another midfielder to the squad.
  • They would prefer a monetary compensation for their home-grown talent.

Houssem cagey on transfer

  • The 22-year-old was called up to France senior side for the first time.
  • L'Equipe journalist asked Aouar whether he had thought about staying at the Ligue 1 side in the season before the Euros.
  • "I haven’t left yet!" the midfielder replied.

Positive coronavirus test

  • However, Aouar's dream of making a France debut has been wrecked as he had to withdraw from the squad.
  • The reason is that he has tested positive for coronavirus, say RMC Sport and L'Equipe. He had to miss the Ligue 1 curtain-raiser vs Dijon because of the disease, too.
  • Now the playmaker will have to self-isolate for two weeks according to the protocol.

City, Juventus withdraw from race

  • The Athletic, normally a very reliable source, claim Man City are not interested in landing Houssem.
  • Fabrizio Romano states there is 'nothing' in rumours linking the Lyon man with a move to Juventus.

'Arteta in love with Aouar'

  • Romano insists the Gunners are very eager to land the 22-year-old.
  • "The Arsenal board is in love with Aouar, Mikel Arteta is in love with Aouar, so for sure they will try," said the journalist.
  • However, the reliable reporter maintains the France international could cost as much as €70m.
AuthorAleksei BlokhinSourceTribuna.com
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