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Lyon 'braced for Premier League interest in Houssem Aouar, Moussa Dembele'

Lyon are reportedly expecting interest from Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal in duo Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar.

Lyon are reportedly expecting a number of Premier League clubs to make a move for star duo Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele when the transfer window reopens.

Dembele has scored 22 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions this season, with reports suggesting that the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have been alerted to that form and could consider bringing the former Fulham striker back to the Premier League.

Aouar, meanwhile, is set to be at the centre of a £65m tug-of-war between Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, while Italian giants Juventus have also been credited with an interest.

The 21-year-old has scored nine goals and created seven more in 37 appearances from central midfield for Lyon this season.

L'Equipe reports that the Ligue 1 outfit are readying themselves for interest in both players, and that the financial complications caused by the coronavirus shutdown could force them into selling.

Aouar is thought to favour a move to Manchester City, particularly if their European ban gets overturned, having turned down an exit from Lyon last summer in order to aid his chances of making the France squad for Euro 2020, which has now been delayed by a year.

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Houssem Aouar in action for Lyon on December 16, 2018
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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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