According to L’Equipe, Juventus are the favourites to sign Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyonnais because of Manchester City’s Champions League ban.
The Ligue 1 club already put their star midfielder on the market, as the 21-year-old can bring in a tidy profit, being a product of their youth academy.
It’s believed to be a two-horse race between Juve and Manchester City, but the Bianconeri have one very significant advantage.
That is the two-year Champions League ban imposed on City by UEFA for Financial Fair Play violations.
Aouar turns 22 later this month and has contributed nine goals and seven assists in 37 competitive games this season.
His Lyon are due to face Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie in August.