Arsenal make official bid to sign Houssem Aouar
Arsenal have reportedly made a formal bid to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon before the transfer deadline next month.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with the midfielder's services over the past few weeks and they have now come up with a transfer offer.
According to Telefoot, the north London giants have made a bid of around £35m for the playmaker, who bagged eight goals and 10 assists across all competitions last term.
Aouar has reportedly agreed to join the Gunners this summer and it remains to be seen whether they can convince Les Gones into parting ways with his services.
Les Gones are understood to demand around £54m for the highly-rated Frenchman, but the Gunners are aiming to settle for a lesser fee with the inclusion of future add-ons.
The Gunners have already sold goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa this summer and they are currently close to sanctioning the departure of midfielder Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid.