Lyon have confirmed Manchester City’s interest in Houssem Aouar.
Pep Guardiola could be set for a face off with his former no.2 Mikel Arteta over the 22-year-old valued at £54million.
Aouar’s stock rose last season, after Lyon’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The midfielder also scored nine times and provided 10 assists for the Ligue 1 side.
Lyon sporting director, Juninho, revealed Arsenal have made the first move for Aouar and offered Matteo Guendouzi in exchange.