Juventus are now the favourites to sign Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Houssem Aouar because of Manchester City’s Champions League ban.

French publication L’Equipe report that the Ligue 1 side are ready to put Aouar on the market this summer to help them generate a healthy profit, given he came through the clubs academy.

Juve were reportedly in a head-to-head race with Manchester City, however the Bianconeri now have an advantage over their rivals.

The two-year Champions League ban imposed by UEFA for Financial Fair Play violations is expected to have a knock on impact on their transfer activity as well as on their existing squad.

The 21-year-old French midfielder has enjoyed a breakthrough season for Les Gones, scoring none goals and providing seven assist this season.

Lyon are expected to face Juve in the second-leg of the Champions League last 16 in August.