Lyon President, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that Arsenal’s newest provide for Houssem Aouar has been rejected.
Aulas described the bid as “timid” and mentioned it didn’t replicate the 22-year-old’s high quality.
The Gunners have had two bids turned down for Aouar, with the most recent believed to be within the area of £32million.
Lyon had been in search of round £55m for Aouar at the beginning of the switch window, have now diminished their asking worth nearer to £46m.
When requested about Arsenal’s bid and why it was rejected, Aulas instructed beIN Sport: “There was a timid provide. We felt like both they didn’t think about the truth that it is a participant within the French nationwide staff.
“So it was not a suggestion that was even prone to creating us think about a sale.”
Aulas was then requested what Lyon’s asking worth for Aouar is, with the interviewer asking if it was £36m or £46m.
He replied: “It’s actually greater than the primary quantity that you simply talked about”.
The switch market closes subsequent Monday, October 5.