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Sport Lyon president Aulas claims Arsenal reluctant to meet Aouar's price

13:42  20 september  2020
13:42  20 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Mercato OL: Aouar is waiting for a last minute offer

 Mercato OL: Aouar is waiting for a last minute offer © Supplied by Sports.fr It’s all about Houssem Aouar! While PSG are said to be interested in the OL prodigy, Jean-Michel Aulas said Arsenal had not submitted any bids, England journalist Chris Wheatley said. A few days before the end of the transfer window, Houssem Aouar has still not found a new base, but he knows that an offer will fall soon.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club' s valuation of Houssem Aouar . "It seems that Arsenal don't want to, or can't invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player." Aouar has featured in two of Lyon ' s four fixtures at the start of the

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club' s valuation of Houssem Aouar . Aouar has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football after another stellar year at the Groupama Stadium. The 22-year-old played a key role in Lyon ' s run

Jean-Michel Aulas holding a sign: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed Arsenal are unwilling or unable to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar.

The French midfielder played a pivotal role in Lyon's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and has attracted heavy interest from Mikel Arteta and the Gunners as a result.

But with the 22-year-old now one of the hottest properties in Europe, Lyon are said to be holding out for a fee within the region of £44million, which Aulas says the Gunners are unlikely to match before the close of the transfer window.

Lyon president Aulas names Arsenal while addressing Aouar future

  Lyon president Aulas names Arsenal while addressing Aouar future Lyon's Jean-Michel Aulas spoke about Houssem Aouar, Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele and Rudi Garcia.Aouar has been linked with Premier League outfit Arsenal, as well as Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea following Lyon's memorable run to the 2019-20 Champions League semi-final.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club' s valuation of Houssem Aouar . "It seems that Arsenal don't want to, or can't invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player." Aouar has featured in two of Lyon ' s four fixtures at the start of the

Lyon president quells talk of Arsenal interest in Houssem Aouar who is available for £56m. Lyon ' s president Jean-Michel Aulas has attempted to pour cold water on Arsenal ' s interest in Houssem Aouar by claiming that he doesn't feel the Gunners want to pay the player' s asking price .

Lyon's president has claimed Arsenal are unwilling to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar © Provided by Daily Mail Lyon's president has claimed Arsenal are unwilling to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar Jean-Michel Aulas wearing a suit and tie: Aulas (above) is said to be demanding around £44m for the French midfield star this summer © Provided by Daily Mail Aulas (above) is said to be demanding around £44m for the French midfield star this summer

Asked by journalist Chris Wheatley if the Lyon star would make a move to north London before October 6, Aulas replied: 'No I don't think so, no offer yet.

'It seems that Arsenal don't want to, or can't invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player.'

Aulas' comments come a week after Lyon's sporting director Juninho admitted Arsenal technical director Edu had spoken to him about Aouar.

The former Brazil international publicly declared the Premier League side's interest in the midfielder and said the possibility of including Matteo Guendouzi in a swap was discussed by ultimately rejected.

Mercato OL: Aouar, things are progressing!

 Mercato OL: Aouar, things are progressing! Houssem Aouar is Arsenal’s priority right now, but the transfer looks complicated. © Supplied by Sports.fr It's all about Houssem Aouar! While PSG are said to be interested in the OL prodigy, Jean-Michel Aulas claimed Arsenal had not submitted any offers, as England journalist Chris Wheatley reported. Placed on the transfer market by OL like Moussa Dembélé and Memphis Depay , attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar is well in the sights of a Premier League club.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club' s valuation of Houssem Aouar . Aouar has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football after another stellar year at the Groupama Stadium. The 22-year-old played a key role in Lyon ' s run

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes Arsenal are reluctant to meet Houssem Aouar ’ s asking price with Ligue 1 side demanding £44m for the French midfield star. Houssem Aouar was key in Lyon reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

Mikel Arteta holding a sign: Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are heavily linked with him but Aulas believes he will not move there © Provided by Daily Mail Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are heavily linked with him but Aulas believes he will not move there

'Houssem Aouar is really well liked by Arteta,' said Juninho.

'There were some discussions for Guendouzi, who is also a good player. He was brought up during the discussion.

'But we don't need his profile, we were very clear. If it is like that, we are not interested at all, we cut the conversation, that is where things ended.'

Arteta himself has refused to comment on constant speculation about his side's interest in Aouar and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Juninho Pernambucano wearing a suit and tie: Aulas' comments come after Lyon sporting director Juninho declared Arsenal's interest © Provided by Daily Mail Aulas' comments come after Lyon sporting director Juninho declared Arsenal's interest

But following the club's hard-fought 2-1 victory against West Ham, Arteta admitted he is still looking to add to his squad before the transfer window slams shut.

'Depending on what happens with some other players, we are open to discussions,' Arteta said.

Aulas denies rumors concerning Aouar

 Aulas denies rumors concerning Aouar © Provided by Sofoot The king of Twitter is back. Faced with the many rumors sending Houssem Aouar to Arsenal, Jean-Michel Aulas wanted to make a point. If the president of Olympique Lyonnais confirmed that an offer had been sent by Arsenal, he denied any form of agreement by reaffirming his confidence in the Lyon midfielder. Aulas: "Memphis? I made him a proposal that cannot be refused " Via his Twitter account, he accepts responsibility for the Gunners : " There will be very few starts.

Lyon have received a bid from Arsenal for Houssem Aouar , club president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed – but it wasn’t an offer even worth thinking Aulas was asked on Canal+ whether Arsenal had made a bid for Aouar , and he replied: “There was a timid offer. We felt like they didn’t consider

Aulas has claimed that Arsenal are reluctant to meet the club' s valuation of Aouar , although he did admit that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta And Arsenal and Barcelona will only have until Friday to meet that valuation as Aulas hopes to see all of Lyon ' s comings and goings resolved by the weekend.

'The market can surprise us. [Teams] can come for any of our players in different positions and we have to react, like it happened with Emi [Martinez]. So let's see what happens.'

a group of young men playing a game of football: Arteta is reportedly keen to add Aouar and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey to his squad © Provided by Daily Mail Arteta is reportedly keen to add Aouar and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey to his squad Read more

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OL can really worry .
© Supplied by Sports.fr RUDI GARCIA (COACH LYON) Olympique Lyonnais have struggled since the start of the season. The fault in particular to the catastrophic performance of his attackers. PSG may have won 2-0 against Stade de Reims , Thomas Tuchel was not kind to his attackers, blaming them for too many missed opportunities on Sunday.

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