Pep Guardiola eyes Lyon's Houssem Aouar as successor to Fernandinho

The Manchester City boss is a massive fan of the 20-year-old after facing him in two Champions League games this season.

He even waited in the tunnel at Lyon's Groupama Stadium last month to congratulate Aouar on his performance after their 2-2 draw.

Etihad scouts have made enquiries about the youngster as they look for a long-term successor to Fernandinho.

Ajax star Frenkie De Jong is also on City’s wishlist.

But the competition for the Dutch midfielder means there is no guarantee of landing him.

And Aouar is one of the midfielders they are keeping a close eye on after his progress in France.

Pep is unlikely to make any signings when the transfer windows opens for business next month.

'GOING TO BEAT IT' Ex-Liverpool and City ace diagnosed with cancer after finding lump in armpit

But Aouar is long-term target and is expected to break the £50million barrier if he leaves Lyon.

The France Under-21 star has emerged this season, scoring six goals including one against Monaco at the weekend.

He is tied into a long-term deal until 2023 with the French club.

Kyle Walker trolled by Man Utd fans as he mocks Paul Pogba with hilarious tweet

KYLE WALKER has been trolled after taking the mick out of Paul Pogba for his ill-timed tweet in the wake of Jose Mourinho's sacking at Manchester United.

Pogba posted a picture of himself smiling alongside the message "caption this" less than an hour after United announced Mourinho's axing.

Though both heavily branded posts – uploaded to Twitter and Instagram – appear to have been scheduled prior to the news of Mourinho's exit, they were removed within minutes.

Former United defender Gary Neville was left unimpressed by the timing of the message, responding "you can do one as well".

Given the suspicious timing of the post, many fans and pundits have weighed in to debate the motivation behind the images.

Manchester City defender Walker could not resist joining in.

Click here to find out what the full-back had to say.

Source: Read Full Article