Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has made a U-turn on the potential departure of club skipper Houssem Aouar during this transfer window amidst the strong interest from North London giants Arsenal.

The Lyon supremo had earlier told reporters that he doesn’t think the Gunners have the money to sign Houssem Aouar who the French club value at €60m.

Their valuation had to be lowered in recent days after little interest from other big European teams apart from the Gunners.

In his latest interview few hours ago as monitored by the Daily Mirror, Jean Michel Aulas stated that the club could lose two more players believed to be Houssem Aouar and Jeff Reine Adelaide.

The Lyon chief was speaking on Wednesday evening at the presentation of Lucas Paqueta as a new signing.

Arsenal have tried to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon in the past weeks and the aforementioned Aulas has proven to be a tough negotiator just as he’s known.

The Gunners have been able to force Aulas and Lyon to lower their valuation of the player from €60m to between €40m and €50m.

Jean Michel Aulas and Lyon have also received a €27m bid from German Bundesliga team Hertha Berlin for ex-Gunner Adelaide and that could be enough to sign him.


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