Arsenal didn’t manage to seal a deal to land Houssem Aouar in the summer.
The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for the Lyon youngster, who appeared to be the number one target of manager Mikel Arteta.
There was an offer tabled, worth around £35 million per The Guardian, but the French club’s chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, took to Twitter to decline the offer, insisting that it did not meet the France international’s valuation
Indeed, Houssem has become a key player for Lyon, featuring in 145 matches for the club, netting 26 goals and laying on 28 assists.
He has captained Lyon this campaign, in the 2-1 defeat to Montpellier, and it now appears that Arsenal run the risk of losing out on him altogether.
Sport Witness carries a recent report from Calciomercato, claiming that Juventus are readying a possible move.
Aouar is admired by Bianconeri boss Andrea Pirlo, who would like to bring the player to Italy.
Juve have subsequently been in touch with Lyon, though they want to receive between €60m and €70m (£53.9m and £62.9m) for Houssem.
Juventus aren’t able to afford that at this stage and it means the club are proposing potential alternatives.
One could see their star move the other way in exchange, while another would mean Houssem joins on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.
Arsenal, though, are still in the race, and the Gunners may hold an advantage if they can get closer to Les Gones’ asking price.