Lyon’s Houssem Aouar has already been looked at by Manchester City, according to Calciomercato.

The outlet focuses on Juventus’ efforts to sign the 22-year-old as he has become Andrea Pirlo’s ‘favourite’ target.

Fabio Paratici started discussions with Lyon for the Frenchman, and Calciomercato adds the Juve chief is ‘ready to play two cards to unlock the deal. All the details in our focus video’.

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It’s claimed the midfielder is ‘under very close observation’ of Pep Guardiola’s side and Arsenal, while the Old Lady have also taken steps for his signing.

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Aouar shares the same agent as City defender Nathan Aké, and Paratici has asked about the former with his representative, when discussing the Netherlands international.

Lyon have also made their stance clear as they want €55m for their prized asset and ‘nothing less’.

The French club are not ready to offer any discounts, even in the current conditions, where clubs across the world have seen their finances impacted due to the global health crisis.

The ‘two cards’ mentioned by Calciomercato are also discussed. According to the report, Paratici is considering including Mattia De Sciglio [currently on loan at Lyon and appreciated by Rudi Garcia] and Federico Bernardeschi in exchange for Aouar.

Manchester City, for now, are closely observing Aouar and it remains to be seen whether they will take the next step to acquire his services.