Arsenal ‘Hold Successful Talks’, Hope To Seal Defender Deal Soon

By on January 6, 2015

Arsenal are hoping to seal a deal for Loic Perrin quickly after holding successful opening talks with Saint-Etienne, according to reports in France.

Arsene Wenger is expected to sign a new defender this month and Perrin has emerged as the most realistic target in recent weeks.

The 29-year-old revealed last week that we’d been in touch to discuss a potential move to the Emirates and now it appears we’ve stepped up our interest even further.

French outlet Sports.fr are reporting that Arsenal officials have held positive talks with the players club and now Arsene has supposedly made Perrin his No.1 target.

The report states that we’ll follow up with a firm bid soon as the boss hopes to tie the deal up quickly and get the centre-back on board as soon as possible.

Perrin has been with Saint-Etienne his entire career but it’s understood the Ligue 1 club are prepared to sell for a fee in the region of €8m-€10m.

If we can land him for around £6m then that would leave us plenty of money left over to bring in an established midfielder, and although Perrin may not be the big name some had hoped for, he’d certainly give us an experienced alternative to Per or Kos at the back.

We’ll have to see how things develop but at this stage, Perrin seems like the most likely defender to arrive this month….



  1. John

    January 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    It seems Wenger has moved a way from young with potential all the time back to mostly experienced and has knowledge to pass on to the talented members youngsters. In last four seasons we have signed Mertesacker, Arteta, Giroud, Carzola, Podolski, Monreal, Flamini, Ozil, Sanchez, Ospina and Debuchy….Even Welbeck you could say is experienced.

    This is a classic Wenger signing of the old vintage if you remember our successful years with signing players such as Grimandi and Luzhney in the depth of squad. I’m convinced that in first 6 years of the move to he Emirates there was restraints on the amount of money he had to spend. With the fact with more cash that has be come available he has spent the money on experienced players.

    I do want him to sign Newcastle Sissoko.

  2. rufus

    January 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    we ned exprienced players mid strikers

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