Arsenal are handed a boost in their pursuit of Youri Tielemans
Arsenal get a boost in their hunt for Youri Tielemans as ‘Leicester makes Houssem Aouar their main target’ – with the Lyon star entering the final year of his deal in France
- Arsenal have been given a boost in their hunt for Youri Tielemans . from Leicester
- Belgian international has only one year to go at the King Power Stadium
- The Foxes have appointed Houssem Aouar to replace the midfielder
- Lyon would like to relieve the Frenchman when he enters the last 12 months of his contract
Arsenal have been given a boost in their hunt for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans as the Foxes are eyeing a replacement for the Belgium international.
Brendan Rodgers’ squad has identified Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar as a potential target this summer.
The Frenchman has been linked with the Gunners in previous windows, but it is believed manager Mikel Arteta has shifted his sights to Tielamans.
Arsenal have been boosted in their hunt for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans
Belgian international played 120 Premier League matches for Brendan Rodgers
The Leicester midfielder has less than 12 months to go at King Power Stadium. And while the Foxes are keen not to lose the 25-year-old for free next summer, they are sticking to their £30million asking price.
The former ace of Monaco has played 120 Premier League games for Rodgers and secured a starting spot in Roberto Martinez’s Belgian squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
The Gunners have been busy over the summer period – signing Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieria. The latter pair can both break into the Gunners’ engine room, but Arteta remains eager to get Tielemans to north London.
And then the path of the Belgian to the Emirates was cleared Foot Mercato reported that Leicester is excited about a transfer for Aouar.
The Foxes have identified midfielder Houssem Aouar as a potential replacement for Tielemans
The Lyon playmaker also only has a year left on his contract at Groupama Stadium and has sparked interest from a number of European clubs, including the Foxes and Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest.
The Frenchman boasted 10 goals in 35 Ligue 1 games for Lyon last season, while Peter Bosz’s side finished eighth for missing out on European football.
Rodgers’ side has yet to sign a contract this summer, but they are hopeful that a dive for Aouar will kickstart their window.