Tag: Houssem Aouar

HOUSSEM AOUAR, Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais vs Nizza 2-3, 2020-21 (Photo via Imago Images)

No late move for Houssem Aouar despite links to Arsenal, Spurs, Real Madrid

Houssem Aouar ended up staying at Olympique Lyonnais on deadline day, with all reports of a potential Arsenal move proving wide of the mark.
HOUSSEM AOUAR, Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais vs Nizza 2-3, 2020-21 (Photo via Imago Images)

Arsenal could still make 2nd midfield signing as well as Odegaard

The impending signing of Martin Odegaard seems to have put an end to links to James Maddison, but the situation with Houssem Aouar is less clear.
HOUSSEM AOUAR, Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais vs Nizza 2-3, 2020-21 (Photo via Imago Images)

€185m debt means Lyon actively trying to sell €25m Arsenal target

Houssem Aouar is a priority departure for Lyon, but they're yet to receive any concrete offers for the Arsenal-linked midfielder.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal free to sign Houssem Aouar as Spurs interest dismissed

There doesn't seem to be anything concrete in Tottenham Hotspur's links to Houssem Aouar other than a vague interest, according to a report.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal in pole position for €25m Ligue 1 midfielder

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign Houssem Aouar, with Lyon wanting to sell the player this summer.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Aouar’s agent in London reports not true but Arsenal make contact

Links between Houssem Aouar and Arsenal are hotting up, but contrary to claims on social media, his agent wasn't in London this week.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty-kick during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Monaco at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, south-eastern France, on October 25, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP)

Arsenal are interested in Houssem Aouar but French reports problematic

Arsenal do hold a genuine interest in Houssem Aouar this summer, but the reports from France appear to be exaggerated.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal-linked 23yo speaks on reports he's forcing a transfer

Houssem Aouar denies that his current absence from pre-season training is part of a plan to leave the club, insisting he is unwell.
Martin Odegaard of Arsenal FC seen during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg football match between Villarreal and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal Spain Copyright: Xisco Navarro

Real Madrid to add Martin Odegaard to squad while chasing 28yo Manchester United star

Martin Odegaard will be part of the Real Madrid squad for the 21/22 season according to a report in Spain that claims they also want to sign Paul Pogba or Houssem Aouar.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal appear to pull out of race for strongly-linked midfielder

Arsenal aren't giving any indications they plan to go back for Houssem Aouar in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Arsenal still in contact with 22-year-old ahead of January window

Arsenal are still in contact with Houssem Aouar's camp, informing him they want to make him a key player in Mikel Arteta's side, according to a report.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Wow! Arsenal transfer target provides audacious assist

Arsenal-linked Houssem Aouar provided an audacious flicked assist against FC Metz on Sunday, as he continues to underline his credentials.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

Aouar could leave Lyon before the end of the season

Houssem Aouar could still leave Lyon before the end of the season, boosting Arsenal's chances of landing him in the January transfer window.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty-kick during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Monaco at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, south-eastern France, on October 25, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP)

Huge Arsenal transfer target makes statement after squad exclusion

Despite his recent disciplinary incident, Houssem Aouar insists he's not planning to leave Lyon until at least next summer.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Lyon chief gives details on Arsenal attempt to sign Aouar

Lyon general manager Vincent Ponsot confirms Arsenal made an offer for Houssem Aouar over the summer, but he claims it was "below the market value".
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Aouar: I’m happy to stay at Lyon after Arsenal decision

Houssem Aouar says he's happy staying in Lyon this summer, after deciding to remain with the club amid interest from Arsenal.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Brahim Aouar largely to blame as Houssem’s Arsenal move collapsed

Brahim Aouar should take a large portion of the blame for the collapse of his brother Houssem's move to Arsenal, according to a report.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Why the Aouar move to Arsenal fell through in the end

Arsenal landed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, but let's look at why Houssem Aouar ended up as the one that got away.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Nantes (FCN), on September 29, 2018 in Décines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Houssem Aouar makes decision amid Zinedine Zidane comments

Houssem Aouar has reportedly told Lyon he's staying which works out well for them as they'd already said he wasn't leaving anyway.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League semi-final football match between Lyon and Bayern Munich at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 19, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL A. LOPES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Major blow to Arsenal after details of Aouar meeting with Lyon leak

The Arsenal deal for Houssem Aouar is effectively off, after reports that he told Lyon he'd stay and the club ended negotiations on Saturday.
Chelsea's Italian midfielder Jorginho celebrates after taking the second penalty and scoring his team's fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Sky Sports: Arsenal want £50m Chelsea man before window closes

Sky Sports report that Arsenal want to bring Chelsea's Jorginho to the club before the transfer window closes on Monday night.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

Houssem Aouar to Arsenal is off and Romain Molina thinks he knows why

Houssem Aouar will stay in Lyon and Romain Molina believes Aouar's brother played a role in messing up the possibility of a move this summer.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal still in talks for Aouar - but growing possibility they sign this player...

Arsenal are still in talks for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, but with no agreement and less optimism around the deal right now.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Lyon president sets deadline for Aouar exit and names their minimum sale price

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is putting the pressure on Arsenal to close a deal for Houssem Aouar by setting a deadline for the transfer.
AC Milan's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta (C) outruns Juventus' Italian forward Federico Bernardeschi during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Juventus played behind closed doors on July 7, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Boost for Arsenal in Aouar chase as Lyon agree deal to sign replacement

Lyon are in agreement with AC Milan over the signing of Lucas Paqueta this week, increasing the likelihood of Houssem Aouar to Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's Argentine forward Angel Correa after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Arsenal have backup options if they can’t land Partey or Aouar

Arsenal have backup options for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar if they can't land one or both of them, according to a report.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on Houssem Aouar - player keen

Houssem Aouar looks more likely to join than Thomas Partey right now, with Lyon needing to sell and the player keen, according to David Ornstein.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal ready second bid for Aouar of €50m including add-ons

Arsenal are ready to place a second bid for Houssem Aouar of €50m including add-ons, after Lyon knocked their first offer back.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Thomas Partey of Atletico de Madrid plays the ball under pressure from Sergi Darder of RCD Espanyol during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Club Atletico de Madrid at RCDE Stadium on March 01, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Arsenal could still sign both Partey and Aouar - but only if they do...

Any Arsenal pursuit of Thomas Partey is likely to depend on the structure of a potential deal for Houssem Aouar, according to a report.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Lyon president speaks out publicly on Arsenal 1st bid for Houssem Aouar

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are still too far from meeting their valuation for Houssem Aouar, after the Gunners' first formal bid this week.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Lyon president specifically names Arsenal when discussing potential Aouar exit

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas specifically brought up Arsenal when answering a question about whether Houssem Aouar could stay.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Aouar sees Arsenal as good option – club contact his representatives

Houssem Aouar sees Arsenal as a good option this summer and would like a Premier League move, as the Gunners contact his representatives.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Houssem Aouar to Arsenal: 2nd bid expected, determined to do maximum to get him

Arsenal and Edu are reportedly locked in talks with Lyon trying to sign Houssem Aouar for Mikel Arteta.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

No concrete Arsenal bid for Houssem Aouar yet: here’s why

There are still no concrete bids from Arsenal for Houssem Aouar, with suggestions the club are playing the waiting game to bring down the price.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal will bid for top target Houssem Aouar once they sell this player

Arsenal are preparing a bid for Houssem Aouar once they sell Lucas Torreira, with the midfielder remaining their 'top target' this window.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal ready to make initial Aouar bid of more than €40m

Arsenal will make an initial bid of more than €40m to sign Houssem Aouar soon, with Mikel Arteta making the midfielder his priority signing.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms another club out of the race for Aouar: Arsenal can be...

Houssem Aouar isn't on his way to Juventus, according to David Ornstein, boosting Arsenal's chances of a move for the midfielder.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League semi-final football match between Lyon and Bayern Munich at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 19, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL A. LOPES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal target Aouar picks up red card as his sporting director gives transfer update

Houssem Aouar picked up a red card in his match against Montpellier on Tuesday, after which Lyon sporting director Juninho denied any offers for the player.
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

3 targets: How Arsenal plan to spend the Martinez money after £20m deal confirmed

Emi Martinez officially joined Aston Villa from Arsenal in a £20m deal on Wednesday, boosting the Gunners' summer transfer budget.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Partey & Aouar: Arsenal business not over after Aubameyang extension

Arsenal's business is not over yet this summer, with the club interested in both Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, according to a report.