Houssem Aouar was constantly linked with Arsenal in the summer transfer window, but he failed to get a move away from Lyon.

Earlier this week, France Football reported the Gunners are said to have offered a deal worth €37m (€34m + €3m in bonuses), while the Ligue 1 side were expecting a better offer. 

It was explained Mikel Arteta’s side never tabled an improved offer, citing Edu’s failure to contact the club’s owner due to ‘time difference’. 

Juventus were also interested in the exciting playmaker, but the Italians couldn’t make an approach due to the economic difficulties caused by the global health crisis.

However, according to Calciomercato, the Serie A winners haven’t given up signing the Frenchman in the future.  

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The website explain Juve chief football officer Fabio Paratici called Aouar on deadline day to find out if he really wanted to join Arsenal.

If not, he was keen to know about Lyon’s demands to acquire the midfielder’s in 2021.

Andrea Pirlo’s side have taken the first step to not only trying to secure the player’s services, but also overtake the Emirates club for his signing, in hope their economic conditions would favour them next year.