According to L’Equipe, Juventus is the favorites to sign Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyonnais because of Manchester City’s ban on the Champions League.
As the 21-year-old is a member of their youth academy, which can bring in a tidy profit, the Ligue 1 club has already put their star midfielder on the market.
It is thought to be a two-horse race between Juve and Manchester City, but there is one very important advantage for the Bianconeri.
For violations of Financial Fair Play by the Champions League, this is the two-year suspension levied on City by UEFA.
This season Aouar has scored nine goals in 37 competitive games and seven assists.
His Lyon faces Juventus in the second leg of their August 16 tie Champions League Series.