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Sport Real Madrid 'launch last-minute hijack bid for Arsenal target Aouar'

12:10  03 october  2020
12:10  03 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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

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

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Real Madrid have launched a last-minute attempt to hijack a deal for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar, according to reports in France.

Sportsmail understands the Gunners are in talks with Lyon to sign the French midfielder, but the north London club have yet to agree a fee with the Ligue 1 side for the 22-year-old.

Arsenal 'prepare to offer Houssem Aouar £36.5m plus £9m in add-ons'

  Arsenal 'prepare to offer Houssem Aouar £36.5m plus £9m in add-ons' Arsenal are determined to sign Houssem Aouar and will reportedly raise their dismissed £32million offer to £36.5m with a further £9m in bonuses in a hope to secure the creative midfielder.The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer and are set to raise their dismissed £32million offer to £36.5m with a further £9m in bonuses in a hope to secure the creative midfielder, according to football.london.

REAL MADRID are planning on making a £43million bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez in January, according to reports in Spain. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a New Year bid for Suarez Arsenal could receive further £11m towards Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey transfers.

REAL MADRID are preparing a January bid for Lucas Silva in an effort to ward off interest from Manchester United and Arsenal . Madrid have lost Luka Modric, who was injured on international duty, and Sami Khedira is struggling while also angling for an exit.

And according to French outlet L'Equipe, that failure to so far find an agreement has allowed LaLiga champions Real Madrid to enter the race and take the France Under 21 international from under Arsenal's noses.

a man is swinging a racket at a ball: Real Madrid have reportedly launched a bid to hijack a deal for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar © Provided by Daily Mail Real Madrid have reportedly launched a bid to hijack a deal for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar Zinedine Zidane wearing a suit and tie holding a football ball: L'Equipe claim Real boss Zinedine Zidane has initiated contact with the 22-year-old's camp © Provided by Daily Mail L'Equipe claim Real boss Zinedine Zidane has initiated contact with the 22-year-old's camp

The report claims Real boss Zinedine Zidane has initiated contact with Lyon for his compatriot himself, who in turn is reportedly keen on the idea of turning out for the Spanish capital side.

The same outlet adds talks between Zidane and Aouar's camp have taken place over a possible move for next summer, with Los Blancos currently unable afford a deal due to COVID-19-enforced restrictions.

Arsenal set Friday deadline by Lyon president to wrap up Aouar deal

  Arsenal set Friday deadline by Lyon president to wrap up Aouar deal The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer. They have been set a Friday deadline to complete the signing of Aouar by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas. The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer and are set to raise their dismissed £32million offer to £36.5m with a further £9m in bonuses in a hope to secure the creative midfielder, according to football.london. Aulas is also braced for late bids for forwards Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay. © Provided by Daily Mail Arsenal are preparing a significantly improved second bid for target Houssem Aouar He told footmercato.

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They also have a plethora of midfielders in their existing squad, including the likes of Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Isco and Toni Kroos, meaning a move in 2021 is considered a better option for the Spanish outfit.

The report adds a loan move with an obligation to buy had been mooted before Monday's deadline, but it appears that will not come to fruition after the deadline set by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas for clubs to sign Aouar passed on Friday.

a person standing on a baseball field: Sportsmail understands Arsenal have been in talks with Lyon for him but have not agreed a fee © Provided by Daily Mail Sportsmail understands Arsenal have been in talks with Lyon for him but have not agreed a fee a football player on a field: That has allowed Real to attempt a hijack deal, with Aouar said to be keen on a move to Spain © Provided by Daily Mail That has allowed Real to attempt a hijack deal, with Aouar said to be keen on a move to Spain

'We will tell the players that whatever will not be settled in terms of departures before Friday, there will be no more departures,' Aulas told Telefoot at the start of this week.

'So for us the [closing] date of the transfer window will be Friday. I think I will propose it tomorrow (Tuesday) to Rudi Garcia and Juninho, because it's understandable.

‘Arteta has got his eye on a few more players’ – Dixon welcomes Aouar talk as creativity is ‘key’ for Arsenal

  ‘Arteta has got his eye on a few more players’ – Dixon welcomes Aouar talk as creativity is ‘key’ for Arsenal The former Gunners defender hopes another playmaker can be added to the ranks at Emirates Stadium before the summer window closesA raid on Lyon for highly-rated playmaker Aouar has been mooted for some time now and formal offers have been tabled, but the Ligue 1 outfit are yet to see a hefty asking price met.

Real Madrid 's Gonzalo Higuain was in England this weekend for a friendly victory over According to reports in Italy, Rafa Benitez's side have had a £30m bid for the Argentine accepted, as Napoli prepare to fill the void Real Madrid could use the money from Higuain's sale to rival Arsenal for Luis Suarez.

ARSENAL have been joined by Paris Saint-Germain in the race for Houssem Aouar but Mikel Arteta remains confident of landing the Lyon star. Yet Arsenal boss Arteta revealed his confidence in the club's approach to land their top target when asked about Aouar . Speaking at his press conference

'And all people of goodwill can see that there is something wrong [with the results of the team]. It can be because of that, but it can also be a lot of other things. In any case, from Friday, the players who have not left will not leave.'

As well as Aouar, Arsenal also retain an interest in fellow midfielder Thomas Partey at Atletico Madrid, with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta keen to bring in new signings, especially with Lucas Torreira on the verge of joining Diego Simeone's side.

a man holding a wine glass: Both clubs though appear to have missed the deadline set by president Jean-Michel Aulas © Provided by Daily Mail Both clubs though appear to have missed the deadline set by president Jean-Michel Aulas Read more

Aouar reflects on remaining at Lyon despite Arsenal's interest .
The highly regarded midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal during the transfer window. However, as the deadline edged closer, Aouar ultimately ended up electing to remain at Lyon. © Provided by Daily Mail Houssem Aouar has revealed that he is pleased that he ended up deciding to stay at Lyon As reported by Get French Football News, when asked if his choice was simply between joining Arsenal or staying at Lyon, Aouar said: 'No, not necessarily. But it is true that at the end it was basically that. So, ultimately I had to make a decision and I am happy to stay here.

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