Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for Lyon’s star midfielder Houssem Aouar. The 20-year-old has emerged as the jewel in the crown of the Ligue 1 side and has impressed in the Champions League this season.
Aouar caught the eye against Manchester City during the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition, leading Pep Guardiola to describe him as ‘incredible’.
‘He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality,’ the City boss added following the 2-2 draw in Lyon back in November.
Liverpool attempted to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir last summer, only for the move to fall through at the last minute after the medical highlighted an issue with the player’s knee.
Jurgen Klopp, according to le10sport, has switched his attentions to Aouar but is likely to meet stubborn resistance from Lyon, who are battling to keep hold of City target Tanguy Ndombele.
Juventus and Manchester United are also monitoring Ndombele, while Chelsea have asked the 22-year-old to delay a move for another 12 months should they incur a transfer ban.
Lyon will sanction a move for Fekir should he refuse to sign a new contract but are unwilling to allow their three star players leave in the same summer, leaving Liverpool with a difficult task to secure the services of Aouar.