Lyon could reduce Houssem Aouar demand price

The French club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed on Saturday that the Gunners have made a gap bid for the midfielder.

However, the amount supplied by means of Arsenal fell notably underneath Lyon’s asking price, which is assumed to be around £55m.

ESPN report that Les Gones could accept a smaller sum of around £40m later within the window, though, giving Arsenal hope of striking a deal in the event that they hold their nerve.

Mikel Arteta’s aspect also are believed to be eager on signing Thomas Partey, at the same time as Chelsea’s Jorginho has recently emerged as any other imperative-midfield alternative.