By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 08:54 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 08:54 BST, 3 October 2020
Real Madrid have launched a last-minute attempt to hijack a deal for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar, according to reports in France.
Sportsmail understands the Gunners are in talks with Lyon to sign the French midfielder, but the north London club have yet to agree a fee with the Ligue 1 side for the 22-year-old.
And according to French outlet L'Equipe, that failure to so far find an agreement has allowed LaLiga champions Real Madrid to enter the race and take the France Under 21 international from under Arsenal's noses.
Real Madrid have reportedly launched a bid to hijack a deal for Arsenal target Houssem Aouar
L'Equipe claim Real boss Zinedine Zidane has initiated contact with the 22-year-old's camp
The report claims Real boss Zinedine Zidane has initiated contact with Lyon for his compatriot himself, who in turn is reportedly keen on the idea of turning out for the Spanish capital side.
The same outlet adds talks between Zidane and Aouar's camp have taken place over a possible