Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar 'skips Lyon pre-season training to try and force through move away'
6th July 2021

HOUSSEM AOUAR has reportedly skipped Lyon pre-season training amid transfer interest from Man Utd and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old has allegedly been AWOL for five days and looking to force through a move away from the club.

Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool have all been linked with the French midfielder.

And Get French Football News claim he hasn't been seen for days despite Lyon saying he is not sick.

The report adds that Aouar is unhappy that Memphis Depay left on a free to join Barcelona.

He has been at the club since 2009 and risen through the ranks to the first team.

Aouar was named in the Champions League squad of the season in 2019-20 and made his international debut last October.

He is under contract at Ligue1 side Lyon for two more years.

But Lyon's failure to qualify for the Champions League means they could lose him on the cheap having demanded £55m for his services.

SunSport understands that Arsenal are readying a contract worth £100k-a-week to lure the midfielder to the Emirates at the second time of asking.

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Aouar chipped in with eight goals and four assists last season for Lyon, and has been on the radar of several Premier League sides, including Liverpool.

However, Arsenal are currently leading the race as they look to bolster their creative attacking options ahead of the new season.

Speaking before Lyon’s last game of the season, Aouar admitted: “This could be my last game for the club.”

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