Manchester United and Liverpool have joined the hunt to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer’s transfer market.
Their league rivals Arsenal have long been chasing the young midfielder and Les Gones may be finally ready to cash in on one of their prized assets.
ESPN report the Gunners now face a big task to tempt Aouar to the Emirates after the Red Devils and the Reds entered the race.
Lyon are prepared to offload a 23-year-old star, who has two years left on his existing deal, and a bidding war could erupt for the player’s services.
Liverpool are working to find a suitable replacement for the departed Georginio Wijnaldum, who signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier this summer.
This is not the first time Houssem has been linked with a move to Liverpool as the Anfield side have been tracking his progress for a while.
United too are monitoring Houssem’s situation amid talk over the long-term future of star midfielder Paul Pogba.
The France international starred for his country at UEFA Euro 2020 and is once again being mentioned with a move to Real Madrid and Juventus.
In spite of interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, it is Mikel Arteta’s side who are leading the race to land Aouar.