Nottingham Forest join Leicester in bid to sign OL’s Houssem Aouar

According to Foot Mercato Nottingham Forest are set to join Leicester City in a bidding war to sign Lyon’s Houssem Aouar. According to reports, the newly-promoted Premier League side are keen on the midfielder but could face competition from two other interested parties which include Leicester City and La Liga side Real Betis. Lyon are not willing to let Aouar go, but could consider a departure if they receive a bid for around €15m.

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Leicester City, who are yet to bring in any recruits this summer, have made Aouar a priority to strengthen their midfield and to also soften the blow of the potential departure of England’s James Maddison – who is being pursued by fellow Premier League side Newcastle United. 

Last month Lyon accepted an offer from Real Betis which included midfielder William Carvalho in the deal – however Les Gones were unwilling to give in to the player’s high salary demands.

Aouar, though, was holding off accepting the offer as he believed he should be moving to a better club, according to sources contacted by Get French Football News.

In any case, the French international has confirmed his desire to leave to the Lyon upper management. With just one year left on his contract, the club know they will need to sell him this summer to get a transfer fee.



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