RMC Sport report this evening that Premier League side Arsenal have moved to make a formal offer to Lyon for attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar worth €35m.
The outlet has no other information at this stage of any kind on the situation, contrary to Téléfoot Chaine who provided the following updates earlier this evening:
The Gunners’ bid for Aouar went in on Thursday – the player has agreed provisional terms with the London club, but would prefer a move to Juventus or FC Barcelona. However, neither of those sides have made a bid for the moment, contrary to Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta has intervened personally on the matter, according to the French TV station, and it remains to be seen how Lyon will respond to the bid.
Note: this is the first official offer made in writing to OL – it is understood that Technical Director Edu did speak to his counterpart Juninho in August about a cash plus Mattéo Guendouzi offer, which Lyon had no interest in.