Arsenal and Spurs could be set for transfer deadline day battle to land £37.8m star

Arsenal and Tottenham’s pursuit of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar could continue until transfer deadline day, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners have held a long-standing interest in the French playmaker and were desperate to bring him to the Emirates Stadium last summer, only for a deal to eventually fall through late on in the transfer window.

They have now completed the signing of Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, with the deal confirmed on Friday morning.

However, understands that Arsenal are still hopeful of bringing in more players before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month, which could mean a move for Aouar is not completely dead and buried if they can offload the likes of Lucas Torreira, Willian and Hector Bellerin in the coming days.

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Still, the Gunners’ interest has undoubtedly cooled, leaving their north London rivals Spurs with a chance to make a move for the 23-year-old, who is valued at £37.8million on Transfermarkt.

The Lillywhites have been credited with holding an interest in Aouar’s services in recent weeks and a swap deal involving former Lyon maestro Tanguy Ndombele, who wasn’t included in Spurs’ squad for fixtures against Manchester City or Pacos de Ferreira, has even been mooted by some sections of the media.

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And transfer expert Romano has claimed that the two north London sides could wait until the final days of the window before making a move for the tricky playmaker.

Romano said on Don Robbie’s YouTube channel : “It is a complicated situation on agent’s side because as they say from France, it’s true that there is some situation from agent’s side, and that’s why I would keep an eye on Aouar till the last day of the window because now still some rumours we have with Tottenham and with Arsenal.

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“These two clubs are really interested in Aouar. Fabio Paratici wanted him one year ago when he was at Juventus. He had to make a decision between Aouar and Chiesa, they decided to go for Federico Chiesa.”

Lyon’s director of sport Juninho is keen to sell Aouar this month, according to French outlet RMC Sport, who claim that the France international could be available for a cut-price in the coming days – news that will be music to Arsenal and Spurs’ ears.

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