Arsenal to sell Lacazette, raise £54m for Aouar transfer
Arsenal are willing to sell Alexandre Lacazette to help fund a move for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, the UK Independent reports.
There are less than two weeks left until the summer transfer window closes.
The Gunners have only brought in Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes so far.
Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his midfield options before the window slams shut.
Aouar has been top of Arsenal’s wishlist, but Lyon’s asking price of £54million has so far proved prohibitive.
He now faces a three-game ban and with Lyon willing to sell him, he could have appeared for the club for the last time.
Lyon have set a £50million price tag on Aouar and Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, is a big admirer of the player and sporting director, Edu, even proposed a swap deal including Matteo Guendouzi.
That offer was quickly rejected by the French outfit, but Arsenal are expected to make a second bid to sign Aouar before the transfer window closes.
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