The latest report has revealed that Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid are already making moves to hijack the deal for Arsenal’s top target Houssem Aouar before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Gunners have been linked with the youngster for the past weeks and they are yet to find a breakthrough with negotiating over a fee still ongoing with the French Ligue 1 outfit.
Lyon chief has given Friday as the deadline to Arsenal to complete the signing of the Frenchman or lose out but it is understood that the North London outfit are confident of completing the deal before the deadline.
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However, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reported to have initiated contact with the player in the last-minute attempt to snap him up.
The Gunners stand a risk of losing Houssem Aouar id the Spanish giants step forward with a bid to activate his release clause as that has been the demand of the French Ligue 1 outfit because of their need to cash in.
Lyon have already in what seems like a preparation for life without Houssem Aouar as they have secured another midfielder that will serve as a replacement should Arsenal or Real Madrid seal an agreement.