Lyon star Houssem Aouar is still holding out for a move to Arsenal, reports SunSport’s Jordan Davies.
Aouar has been linked to the Gunners for the past two summers and the north Londoners have held talks with the French giants in the last few weeks.
However, SunSport understands that the midfielder’s representatives have been stunned by the club’s recent progress in their attempt to sign Leicester star James Maddison.
Maddison is reportedly interested in a potential move to Arsenal, with the Foxes holding out for at least £60m.
The France international, whose own contract expires in 2023, would cost significantly less as Lyon look to offload names and build up their own kitty.
Yet the 23-year-old’s camp are still hopeful that Arsenal’s pursuit of Maddison will fall flat, leaving the Gunners to resort back to Lyon’s playmaker