Manchester City launch: Aouar starred as Lyon beat City in England before drawing with them in France during the Champions League group stage.And after singing the 21-year-old’s praises, Guardiola now looks set to make a mega-money move after falling seven points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
However, it means suitors Chelsea will miss out after Aouar was reportedly identified by Maurizio Sarri as a potential target.The Frenchman has also been attracting interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
Aouar was one of Lyon’s star performers as the French club beat Man City on their home ground before drawing with them in France during the Champions League group stages. Guardiola already praises Aouar after the two clubs met this season and now wants to add the young midfielder to his squad.
With Aouar possibly moving in at City, the club is reportedly selling Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz. The youngster has not signed a new contract and could be on his way to Real Madrid in a 17.5M deal. Aouar has also caught the interest of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, but it is believed that he favours a move to Man City if he were to come to England.
But if he does end up moving to England, it is highly likely he will be wearing the sky-blue of City.And it also appears Aouar would be joining as a direct replacing for Brahim Diaz.The academy product has refused to sign a new contract, with his current deal expiring next summer.And it’s claimed that City have agreed a £14m deal to sell him to Real Madrid when the transfer window opens next month.