By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 09:04 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 20 September 2020
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed Arsenal are unwilling or unable to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar.
The French midfielder played a pivotal role in Lyon's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and has attracted heavy interest from Mikel Arteta and the Gunners as a result.
But with the 22-year-old now one of the hottest properties in Europe, Lyon are said to be holding out for a fee within the region of £44million, which Aulas says the Gunners are unlikely to match before the close of the transfer window.
Lyon's president has claimed Arsenal are unwilling to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar
Aulas (above) is said to be demanding around £44m for the French midfield star this summer
Asked by journalist Chris Wheatley if the Lyon star would make a move to north London before October 6,
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas tells me: "No I don't think so [on whether #AFC will sign #Aouar].. no offer yet, it seems that Arsenal don't want to, or can't invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player." read more from dailymail.....