Lyon finished seventh in Ligue 1 this season, meaning they failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.
The knock-on effect for OL means several of their star players could be on the move. And L’Equipe insists Aouar will leave in the next transfer window.
The cultured 21-year-old midfielder has many admirers, including Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. City rate Aouar highly and have the wealth to spend the €50m that Lyon will want.
Lyon are preparing for several big name departures and plan to give youth product Maxence Caqueret a bigger role. Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who joined from Athletico Paranaense in January, will also become a focal point of the team. Guimaraes is already interesting Barcelona but will not be allowed to leave Lyon this year.