Chelsea have been delivered a blow in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar, with Lyon insisting they won’t sell for anything less than €60million.
With Frank Lampard doing alot of business this summer window and trying to build a side that could dominate for the next couple of years, there has been some rumours that he may carry on his summer of spending by making a move for Aouar.
Aouar has become one of the most sought after young midfielders in the game and just the type of signing that Frank Lampard would love to add to his side in order to give the attack something different
The 22-year-old midfielder played a key role in his side’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, which saw them knock out Juventus and Man City, as He registered a goal and four assists in eight matches as Lyon were knocked out by eventual winners Bayern Munich.
Speculation have suggested that Chelsea are ready to swoop in and offer around £35 million to get the exciting midfielder all signed up this summer, but that asking price has now gone up with all the speculation surrounding the man.
According to Fabrizio Romano Lyon know the value of the young man and know that all the interest has now bumped up the players asking price, meaning that they will be asking for more than was expected.
He Tweeted: “They [Arsenal] are absolutely interested and are monitoring the situation, but nothing advanced. “He’s a top player. They [Arsenal] have spoken with his agent.
“Again – they need to sell, but nothing less than €60m. He’d be one of the best signings this window.”
Aouar is a very good player so if Chelsea really wanted to get a transfer deal done, they have proven that they would by now.