Juninho has Gunner fans Aouar transfer update after Arsenal reportedly submit transfer offer
Lyon’s sporting director Juninho gave an update on the Houssem Aouar transfer situation amid speculation that Arsenal have submitted an offer.
Aouar is one of the most exciting midfielders in the game right now and he has become a top target of Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard was impressed by the midfielders performances in the Champions League last season.
However, Lyon are seeking a massive fee to let the player leave this transfer window, and it is believed that Arsenal do not have the funds to pay that £54 million that could wrap up a transfer deal.
And that led to reports in the media which suggested that Arsenal are willing to offer Guendouzi as part of the deal, as they seek to get the Frenchman off their books this transfer window.
However, it seems that Arsenal will have to pay the full price if they are to get Aouar this transfer window, as Lyon have informed Arsenal that no swap deal will be taking place this summer.
But that has not stopped reports in the media which have suggested that Arsenal have actually submitted an offer to get a deal done, which does not involve Guendouzi, but that has been played down by Juninho.
He revealed conversations had taken place but not gone any further than that, Juninho told Telefoot Chaine: “For now, there is nothing for these players. We have not received anything for Houssem, we have not received anything for Memphis [Depay].”
When asked about Arsenal, he said: “I get on very well with Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.
“[Matteo] Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile. We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.”
But if they are serious about signing the man, then they need to step up and make the right offer as the Gunners are one of the richest clubs in the game and a club that are able to pay over £50 million for players.