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Lyon eye Nadiem Amiri as Houssem Aouar replacement

Lyon are almost certain to lose midfield ace Houssem Aouar this summer and have identified a possible replacement.

Aouar is wanted by Manchester City and Juventus, although a deal to sell him is taking longer than expected due to COVID-19.

Juninho and Bruno Cheyou are already studying profiles to replace 23-year-old Aouar. And a Bundesliga player of the same age has caught their eye.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri only arrived from Hoffenheim last year in a €9m deal.

According to Foot Mercato, his performances have impressed OL staff and are considering an approach for him if Aouar leaves.

Amiri is a little less offensive-minded than Aouar, but has other qualities and is right-footed like the man he would replace.

Lyon would expect to pay €15m-plus to have any chance of signing Amiri, who Bayer would be reluctant to sell.

Les Gones will not sign a replacement until Aouar’s future is defined, with City and Juventus yet to make offers.


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