Lyon have increased their valuation of Houssem Aouar following interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Liverpool, according to Le10 Sport.
The French club are also mulling over whether to keep him within their ranks for the upcoming season, but would expect a higher offer should he depart following the arrival of new head coach Peter Bosz.
Lyon were initially demanding a fee of around €20-€25 million (£17.29-£21.61m), but now are asking for between €30-€35 million (£25.93-£30.25m) to sanction a transfer.
The 23-year-old scored seven goals and registered three assists in 30 Ligue 1 appearances last season (transfermarkt).
The report claims that Liverpool are at the front of the queue to land Aouar, with the former Premier League champions looking to replace Gini Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier this month.
Arsenal are said to have ended their interest in the midfielder having tabled an offer of below €20m (£17.1m) which was snubbed by Lyon (Le10 Sport).
It appears that Lyon may be looking to spark a bidding war to try and secure the highest price possible for Aouar, who has two years left on his contract at the Groupama Stadium.
Fabio Paratici will want to try and get the best possible price for his transfer targets and certainly won’t be afraid to focus on other targets if he feels that his transfer kitty is being flexed by Lyon.
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