Whilst Houssem Aouar (24) has a “total agreement” in place to join newly-promoted Nottingham Forest, the Premier League club haven’t met Lyon’s asking price, and Crystal Palace are now set to join the hunt for the player, according to L’Équipe.
Earlier in the week, sources contacted by Get French Football News revealed that the agents of Aouar had a provisional contract in place with Nottingham Forest. That then turned into a “total agreement” on Tuesday, according to RMC.
However, Nottingham Forest have yet to agree a fee with Lyon. The Ligue 1 club want €15m for the midfielder, but Nottingham Forest’s last offer was only €10m, which also included sell-on bonuses. L’Équipe report that the €15m fee isn’t “inaccessible” to Nottingham Forest, even though they have already signed 14 players this summer.
Nottingham Forest could soon face competition for Aouar’s signature. Crystal Palace have now also shown an interest.