Euro Paper Talk: £54m star receives Arteta promise, as Arsenal deal springs into life

Date published: Monday 26th October 2020 12:21 - Jonny Whitfield

Arsenal make an exciting promise in a bid to land a £54million midfielder, while James Rodriguez wants a Tottenham star at Everton – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is pining for a January move to Arsenal on the promise of regular game time, according to a report.

The Gunners showed firm interest in the Frenchman in the recent transfer window, submitting a bid. However, Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas described that offer as “timid”.

As such, Arsenal moved on and activated Thomas Partey’s £45million release clause. And while the Ghanaian has hit the ground running in north London, the interest in Aouar reportedly remains.

Indeed, Don Balon claims that Arsenal will step up their hunt for the 22-year-old ahead of the January market.

Aouar also has interest from Real Madrid but is aware that he would receive limited game time in the Spanish capital.

However, Arsenal boss Arteta promised the player a regular role during their earlier talks, which continues to convince him.

As such, the ‘coming weeks’ will reportedly be crucial for Arsenal if they are to land their target. But ‘everything seems to indicate’ that the Gunners will increase their previous bid and reach an agreement.

Aouar could provide a well-needed dose of creativity to the Arsenal side. Indeed, Gunners legend Ian Wright pointed out his former side’s lack of a killer pass ahead of their 1-0 defeat to Leicester.

Previous reports have suggested that Aouar could leave for around £54million.

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James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez wants Everton to sign his fellow Colombian Davinson Sanchez from Tottenham (Don Balon)

Playing in Tuesday’s clash with Juventus could be the turning point for Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona (Sport)

But Griezmann has decided to leave and feels ‘determined’ to find a new club in January (Don Balon)

Concern has emerged within Barca’s ranks about the form of their centre-backs (Marca)

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Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid are in disagreement about the length of the defender’s contract extension (AS)

In a boost for Zinedine Zidane, though, Eden Hazard has returned to training after his recent injury (Marca)

Real midfielder Isco has hit out Zidane’s treatment of him, specifically targeting his lack of game time (Movistar)

Manchester City are keen on bringing the Spaniard to the Etihad Stadium (Todofichajes)

Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Lazio centre-back Luiz Felipe (Mundo Deportivo)

Meanwhile, PSG striker Mauro Icardi says he had doubts about moving to France long-term (

Memphis Depay insists he feels “focused” at Lyon after transfer links with Barcelona (Telefoot la Chaine)

Sevilla sporting director Monchi is pondering a move for exciting Rennes youngster Brandon Soppy (Estadio Deportivo)

Medical staff within the Argentina camp are doubtful of Sergio Aguero‘s fitness for November’s internationals (AS)

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo says his side should not need a “slap in the face” to show their aggression (Sky Sport Italia)

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