Lyon chief admits Arsenal & Chelsea transfer target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer

first_img Video Settings Read More Coral BarryWednesday 12 Aug 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares 1/1 Lyon appear open to selling Aouar (Picture: Getty)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed recently Aouar was not pushing for a move despite interest in his services.‘Houssem has not said he wants to leave,’ he said.‘We want to try to keep him even though the interest is considerable. There are no negotiations ongoing.’ More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLyon would demand a big fee for Aouar and reportedly want more than £40million should any big clubs make their move.Pep Guardiola is thought to be a massive fan of the young playmaker and will get the chance to get an up close look at the player. when City take on Lyon in their Champions League quarter-final.MORE: Arsenal to make player plus cash transfer offer for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson FernandesMORE: FA makes decision over allowing fans to attend Liverpool vs Arsenal Community ShieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Skip Ad Read More Comment Read More Read More Full Screen 1 min. story Coming Next Read More About Connatix V67539 SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Advertisement Aouar is not pushing for an exit (Picture: Getty)Houssem Aouar could be lured away from Lyon this summer, according to club sporting director Juninho.The midfielder has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City credited with an interest.Aouar, 22, has three years left on his contract, but Juninho admitted there was a possibility he would leave Lyon in the current transfer window.He told RMC Sport: ‘Houssem Aouar? When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players.ADVERTISEMENT ‘There is a risk of losing important players. If we lose important players, I have already spoken with the president, we will have the right to balance the workforce.’AdvertisementAdvertisementAouar enjoyed a fine season with Lyon despite seeing the Ligue 1 campaign cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.The Frenchman scored nine goals and provided seven assists and helped Lyon knock Juventus out of the Champions League in his last appearance. Lyon chief admits Arsenal & Chelsea transfer target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer Advertisementlast_img read more

JSA rolls out outreach programme

first_img Major objective KINGSTON: Seeking to expand the reach of the game, the Jamaica Squash Association (JSA) has rolled out an outreach training programme with Penwood High School. Under the programme, eight female students from Penwood will participate in squash training sessions each Saturday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. The inaugural workshop was conducted last week by seven-time All Jamaica squash champion Chris Binnie. Fresh from the successful defence of his national title at the All Jamaica Championships last month, Binnie gave the girls an introductory squash lesson before taking them through a series of on-court drills and some match simulation. Subsequent sessions will be conducted by certified coach and 13-time All Jamaica ladies champion Karen Anderson and JSA junior programme manager Gill Binnie. The major objective of the initiative is to expose youngsters to the sport with a view to recruiting new competitive and recreational players. “In order to keep local squash growing we have to ensure that a wider cross section of people get to experience the fun and excitement of the sport,” Gill Binnie said. “The JSA is developing a programme to work with both primary and high schools, and although we are starting it on a small scale we hope to attract financial support so we can broaden the scope in the future,” she added. The Penwood students will participate in training sessions until the end of the school year in late June. After the initial training programme, players will have the option to become part of the JSA’s junior squash programme.last_img read more