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Arsenal face competition to seal Aouar houssem transfer

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If Arsenal are to stand any chance of landing Aouar this summer they are not only going to have to cut their cloth accordingly to raise the funds to get a deal over the line, but they will also have to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

It is reported by ESPN that the Etihad Stadium outfit are keen on landing the 22-year-old this summer, with Guardiola, as outlined above, being a big fan of him.

Should the two clubs get themselves into a battle to bring the Frenchman to the Premier League, they will have to match Lyon’s valuation of €50million.

Aouar ‘favours’ Juventus

According to French outlet Le10 Sport, Aouar would prefer to join Juventus over any other team.

Juve have been credited with an interest in the player after seeing his talent first hand.

The midfielder was instrumental as the Ligue 1 side knocked the Italian champions out in the Champions League last-16.

Arsenal to make move

Arsenal are keen to add Aouar to their squad this summer, with Mikel Arteta and the club’s board said to be ‘in love’ with the midfielder.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking on the Lee Gunner Youtube channel.

“I think it’s difficult about Auoar, because we were talking about €50 million for Thomas Partey, if we’re speaking about Aouar, we’re around €60 or €70 million, I think it would be so difficult to take Aouar.

“The Arsenal board is in love with Aouar, Mikel Arteta is in love with Aouar, so for sure they will try.”

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