Tottenham transfer news: Houssem Aouar a target and informal talks held with Lyon midfielder's representatives

Houssem Aouar is under contract with Lyon until the summer of 2023 but has been linked with a move to some of Europe's top clubs; Tottenham also keen to sign PSV's Noni Madueke, Wolves' Adama Traore and Chelsea's Kurt Zouma and are close to completing a deal for Pape Matar Sarr from Metz

Houssem Aouar is subject to interest from Tottenham
Image: Houssem Aouar is subject to interest from Tottenham

Tottenham are interested in signing Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar.

Sky Sports News has learned informal talks have been held with Aouar's representatives.

Aouar has two years left on his Lyon contract and wants to weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future.

The playmaker's preference is to play Champions League football and he is aware he may have more options for a move away from the Ligue 1 club this time next summer.

Aouar has reportedly attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe
Image: Aouar has reportedly attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe

Aouar, who featured at the U21 European Championships for France earlier this year, scored eight goals and made four assists in 33 appearances in all competitions for Lyon last season, helping them to a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1 and a spot in the Europa League.

Tottenham have already brought in Bryan Gil from Sevilla and Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta so far in the summer transfer window.

Spurs are also close to agreeing a deal to sign 18-year-old Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr on a six-year deal.

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The north Londoners remain interested in bringing Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma and Wolves forward Adam Traore to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In addition, the club have made an approach for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez, and are eager to sign Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven, who is also being monitored by Leicester and Wolves.

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Tanguy Ndombele, who cost the club a club-record £54m from Lyon in 2019, is also seeking an exit from the club this month and Bayern Munich are keen on negotiating a swap deal for the midfielder involving Corentin Tolisso, according to Sky Germany.

Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he "cannot convince players to play for Tottenham" when asked about Ndombele's future.

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