The Gunners have had a long-standing interest in the midfielder, and were strongly linked with a move for Aouar last summer, only to be rebuffed by Lyon’s £50m asking price.
But the Ligue 1 giants have been hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, and a number of clubs are eyeing Aouar, who could be available this summer. And according to ESPN, Spurs have made a move in their attempts to sign the Frenchman by offering Tanguy Ndombele in a swap deal.
Ndombele, who joined Spurs for a club-record €60m in July 2019 from Lyon, has strugggled to live up to his price tag, and has been linked with an exit from the north London club.
Earlier this week, French outlet Le10Sport claimed Arsenal had ended their interest in Aouar after making an offer of around £17m, but Lyon were holding out for an offer of up to £21.3m.
The report also claimed that Liverpool and Manchester United were interested in Aouar, with Jurgen Klopp keen to find a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free this month.