The Gunners have been monitoring Aouar for a number of years and pushed arduous to signal him final summer season, solely to be rebuffed by Lyon’s £50million asking worth.
However the French aspect’s funds have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and Aouar is now firmly up on the market with a bunch of golf equipment trying to battle Arsenal to signal him.
Along with Spurs – whose new director of soccer Fabio Paratici is an enormous admirer of Aouar – each Manchester United and Liverpool, in addition to PSG, are all protecting tabs on the scenario.
Aouar is believed to be accessible for round €25m (£21m), which represents a discount in at this time’s market, although ESPN have sensationally claimed that Tottenham have proposed a swap deal that may imply they don’t pay any price in any respect.
As a substitute, Spurs have allegedly contacted Lyon and supplied them the prospect to re-sign Ndombele simply two years after he left the French aspect.
The report appears a tad farfetched although, on condition that Ndombele moved to north London in a club-record deal value €60m (£51m) simply two years in the past, whereas Aouar is now valued at lower than half that price.
Ndombele can be on huge wages – possible incomes round twice as a lot as Lyon’s present highest-paid participant – whereas he loved a much more promising second season within the Premier League after resolving a few of his variations with Jose Mourinho.
Caretaker supervisor Ryan Mason barely used Ndombele, as an alternative preferring Harry Winks, however Nuno Espirito Santos’ arrival was anticipated to provide the midfielder a clear slate and contemporary likelihood to impress.
ESPN declare talks between Lyon and Spurs over Aouar are ongoing and the onus is now on Arsenal to up their provide in the event that they wish to land the playmaker.
Mikel Arteta is eager so as to add a brand new midfielder to his squad to companion Thomas Partey, notably with Granit Xhaka set to go away, although he additionally desires to strengthen in a bunch of different positions together with centre-back, right-back and attacking midfield.
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