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Spurs join Arsenal in transfer race for Houssem Aouar

Sat 10 July 2021 | 13:48

The Lyon midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 side in recent weeks.

Arsenal

were interested in signing Lyon’s

Houssem Aouar

last summer and they have renewed their interest ahead of the 2021-22 season. However, they might face competition from their arch-rivals

Tottenham

, who are also keen to add the France international to their ranks for the next season.

According to

Le 10 Sport

, Tottenham are exploring the possibility of bringing Aouar to the club. Lyon demanded a fee of around £55.5m for their captain last year, but he is expected to be available for a cheaper price this summer. The Gunners have reportedly made an official bid for the player, but they might find themselves in a bidding war against Spurs in the coming weeks.

Tottenham confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager last week. The Portuguese coach is working alongside the club's new sporting director Fabio Paratici to improve the Spurs squad in the summer transfer window.

In addition to the two London sides,

Atletico Madrid

and

PSG

are also interested in a summer move for Aouar. However, the 23-year-old is reportedly keen to continue his career in England.


source: SportMob