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Arsenal handed Youri Tielemans transfer boost as Leicester eye ‘Arsenal target’ to replace Tielemans.

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Youri Tielemans of Leicester City takes a shot on goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Brentford at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on Sunday 7th August 2022. (Photo by James Holyoak/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans as the Foxes eye  former Arsenal target Houssem Aouar as a replacement for the Belgium international.

Leicester have identified Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar as a potential target this summer. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Lyon playmaker  has just a year remaining on his deal at the Groupama Stadium and has attracted interest from a number of European clubs, including the Foxes and Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest.

Houssem Aouar boasted 10 goal contributions in 35 Ligue 1 outings for Lyon last term as Peter Bosz’s side finished in eighth spot to miss out on European football.

Houssem Aouar is identified as the replacement for Arsenal bound Youri Tielemans
Lyon keen to offload Aouar as he enters final 12 months of contract with Leicester interested – which in turn could spark the departure of Youri Tielemans.(Photo: Getty Images)

The Frenchman has been linked with the Gunners in previous windows, but it is believed that manager Mikel Arteta has shifted his sights to Tielamans.

Arsenal receive Youri Tielemans transfer boost. 

Arsenal remain keen on adding to their midfield options this summer and Leicester’s Youri Tielemans is the favourite to be the next one to join Mikel Arteta’s ranks before the transfer window slams shut.

Arsenal Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans has been linked with Arsenal throughout the summer transfer window. (📸: Getty Images)

The Leicester midfielder has less than 12 months left on his contract at the King Power Stadium. And while the Foxes are keen to avoid losing the 25-year-old for free next summer, they are holding out for their £30million asking price.

 

And The Belgian’s pathway to the Emirates has been cleared after Foot Mercato reported that Leicester are keen on a move for Aouar.

The Gunners have been busy in the summer window – signing Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieria. The latter pair are both able to slot in to the Gunners’ engine room, but Arteta remains eager to bring Tielemans to north London.

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