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The 21-year-old is set to be a hot property in the summer market, with Chelsea also connected with an expected swoop.

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar says he’s”proud” that Juventus have been linked with a move for him in the recent years.

Aouar is expected to attract a whole lot of interest in the summer transfer market, with Chelsea also related to a possible move.

The France Under-21 international, however, will have done his hopes of moving to Juventus no injury whatsoever after a strong first-leg screen once the clubs met in the Champions League last-16, together with the 21-year-old setting up Lucas Tousart for the sole aim of the match, giving OL a small edge before the return match in Turin.

The locally bred talent has been cool on transfer speculation and he’s once again insisted that he’s focused entirely on Lyon, though he admits that it has been nice to be connected with Juve.

“I have listened to it all with a whole lot of pride, but I repeat, I will try to not pollute my mind,” he told a media conference. “There’s a terrific ending to the season to come with the club. We can win a name, eliminate a terrific team like Juventus and we believe that we can finish in the top three, so we’re going to concentrate on that.”

Aouar is yet to get full international honours but has been tipped for a possible location at Euro 2020. But he has said that isn’t his priority.

“I’m very happy with the performances I’ve produced recently, but there a great deal of significant matches to come together with the group and I’m 100% focused on them,” he said.

“It all depends on how I perform on the field.

“It’s a fact that the French group are fighting a bit because of injuries or lack of playing time, but they are extremely large players who bring a great deal for their own clubs.

“I see them like any football supporter, but I am focused on what I could do.”

Lyon, meanwhile, have received the news that January inclusion Bruno Guimaraes has been called up into the Brazil squad for the first time after impressing in his first months in Europe.