Reported Manchester City and Liverpool target Houssem Aouar has decided his future

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (l) and Pep Guardiola react during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester,...

Premier League title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool have both been linked with Lyon's star - will Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp be disappointed?

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the Europa League (C3) football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) versus Everton FC on November 2, 2017 at the...

Houssem Aouar has agreed that he will stay at Lyon for at least one more season, putting an end to any hopes Liverpool or Manchester City might have had of luring him to the Premier League, according to BuzzSport.

The vultures are once again circling over the Stade OL with Lyon expected to lose a number of their star players over the summer. Tanguy Ndombele, Nabil Fekir and Moussa Dembele are just three who have been linked with big-money moves in recent weeks.

 

But the fans can rest easy knowing that Aouar is staying put.

According to BuzzSport, the 20-year-old playmaker has his heart set on forcing his way into France’s Euro 2020 squad and has therefore decided to stay at Lyon in order to maximise his chances of playing regular first-team football.

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar reacts after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Girondins de Bordeaux on November 3, 2018, at the...

This will come as a disappointment to Manchester City. BuzzSport claims that the Premier League champions have been ‘salivating’ over Aouar, whose vision and velvet touch, not to mention seven league goals, have caught the eye of Pep Guardiola.

RMC Sport, meanwhile, claims that Aour has admirers at Liverpool. The France U21 international plays in the same inverted, left-sided midfield role that Philippe Coutinho made his own at Anfield.

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) reacts after scoring during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Girondins de Bordeaux on November 3, 2018, at the...

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