Lorient keen on Coquelin
Francis Coquelin could be tempted by a move to Lorient, which may help Arsenal land Laurent Koscielny.
Last Updated: 07/06/10 10:13am
Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin admits he could be tempted by a move to Lorient.
Coquelin is reported to be a target for the French outfit, who are said to be keen on talking him on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The 19-year-old has come through the youth thanks at Arsenal and has played for the first-team in the FA and Carling Cups.
"My wish is to play more," he told Ouest France.
"Lorient's interest is certainly there and there have been discussions between the two clubs, but for now, nothing is done.
"I will not be against a return to France, but what I want most is a club where I will get game time."
Lorient are also said to be interested in taking Armand Traore from Arsenal and they could be willing to do business as the Gunners reportedly want Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal are believed to have made two bids for the 24-year-old, with the latest being in the region of £8million.
Lorient insist they do not want to lose Koscielny, but Arsenal will hope that using Coquelin and possibly Traore could smooth a deal over.