Arsenal are yet to sign any player this summer despite having reportedly agreed personal terms with a couple of their transfer targets.
However, the north London have received what appears to be a boost as Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has released an official statement stating that Arsenal target Nabil Fekir has turned in a transfer request to the club.
The Club chief confirms £45m-rated Arsenal target wants to leave and they would surely listen to offers if the any club show an interest for the 25-year-old.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Aulas said of Fekir: “His preference is towards a departure.
“We are open to discussions. We have no news.
“We are waiting for proposals in the coming days but for the moment, we do not have any.”
Fekir, though heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, is wanted by the Arsenal fans who are suggesting that Arsenal swap Laurent Koscielny for the prolific attacker this summer.
Koscielny has been linked with a £10.6m move to Lyon and it is even reported that the defender’s representatives are in talks with Lyon over a potential 2-year deal. The 33-year-old is reportedly eager to make the move to France.
Fekir has a year left in his current contract and has refused to pen a new deal since his supposed move to Liverpool fell through in the summer of 2018.
Lyon are under pressure to recoup some funds from the sale of their £53m-rated attacking midfielder who recorded 9 goals and 7 assists in 29 Ligue 1 appearances – a far cry from the figures (18 goals, 8 assists) he posted in the 2017/18 season.