Premier League tittle holders Manchester City makes Partey third choice if Aourar and Ndombele move fails.
The Sky Blues are targeting Lyon duo and reports from French credible tabloid insist the Lyon are reluctant to trade out the players in this winter transfer window.
Thomas Partey has been on Pep transfer radar, who is ready to hire the service of the Ghanaian international as a deputy to Fernandinho, The Manchester Evening News reported.
Man City struggled in the absence of the Brazilian which barely give away the title to contenders Liverpool after loosing two consecutive games on the road, seven points adrift the league leaders.
Since his move to Atletico Madrid, Thomas Partey has turned to be in the limelight for his level of consistency.
Partey ply aid his side triumphed the Europa League last season over Marseille, perhaps ending up with an exquisite assist which lead to the winning goal when the red and whites thrashed rivals Real Madrid 4-2 in the Uefa Super Cup dating back in August 2018.