Likely to miss out on European football next year, Lyon will be faced with some tough decisions in the coming months.

One of them will be dealing with the future of Houssem Aouar, who is widely expected to leave the club if the right offer comes along.

Previous reports have suggested Manchester City, thanks to Pep Guardiola’s affinity for the player, were in the lead, but Corriere dello Sport see it differently and name Liverpool and Real Madrid as Juventus’ competition.

The Serie A champions really like Aouar, but his cost (likely to be €50m) is a bit much, which is where an idea of a two-year loan with an obligation to buy him would come in.

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Considering their need for money, it seems unlikely Lyon would accept such an offer, especially with big Premier League clubs circling, knowing they could get the cash up front from one of them.

This is where Liverpool come in, described, alongside Real Madrid, as one of the two ‘main antagonists’ in Juventus’ race for Aouar.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are also mentioned, claiming they have ‘already moved’ for the creative midfielder.

Considering all of those named have big ‘capacities to invest’, it’s a big threat to Juventus’ ambitions, and they might have to find some cash down the back of their sofa is they want to get Aouar.

They’ll just have to beat Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool or Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid to do so, at least according to Corriere dello Sport.