Club president reveals ‘no concrete offer has been made’ for Spurs target 

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Houssem Aouar
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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that the Ligue 1 club have not received any concrete offers for rumoured Tottenham target Houssem Aouar, so far this summer.

Tottenham’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, is said to be an admirer of Aouar, having tried to take the Lyon star to Juventus last summer. 

The French international has just two years left to run on his contract at the Groupama Stadium and Lyon head coach, Peter Bosz admitted at the start of the month that the midfielder could depart before the window closes.

Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal, have also been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old. 

Some sources from France even claimed last weekend that the Lilywhites had offered Tanguy Ndombele back to Lyon in a swap deal with Aouar but the French club reportedly decided to turn down the offer due to the Spurs midfielder’s high salary. 

It remains to be seen if Tottenham will make a move for Aouar before the window slams shut on Tuesday. 

When asked about the midfielder’s future, Aulas told The Metro: “Despite several discussions, no concrete offer has been made (for Auour), at least for the moment.”

Meanwhile, Lyon’s general manager Vincent Ponsot confirmed that the Les Blues star wants to leave the Ligue 1 club.

He said about Aouar: “He’s been playing with us for a while and he aspires to play elsewhere.

“But if he plays here he will be very happy and so will we. In this system, I think he still has a lot to give.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

With Spurs completing the signing of Pape Sarr this week and seemingly close to snapping up Barca star Ilaix Moriba, I would be surprised if we brought in another central midfielder before Tuesday. Besides, it also seems extremely unlikely that we are going to find a buyer for Ndombele in the few days left in the window, given his valuation and wage demands.

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