Gunner set for PSG switch
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old is reported to have concurred on a four-year deal with PSG, though the capital club have still to agree a fee with Arsenal.
This should be little more than a formality as the stopper has failed to force his way into Arsene Wenger's first-team plans since arriving from Iraklis Salonika in the summer of 2000, and a fee of around é¼2 million (£1.2 million) should be enough to secure his services.
Tavlaridis joined Lille during the January transfer window, and helped the club to a tenth-placed finish in Le Championnat.
Tavlaridis will become the second Lille player to head to the Parc des Princes this summer after full back Stephane Pichot sealed his switch earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, Tavlaridis's former defensive partner at Lille, Eric Abidal also looks set to leave Stade Grimonprez-Jooris - with England now his most likely destination.
The highly-rated 24-year-old was attracting the interest of, ironically, PSG, and Lyon, but both were scared off by Lille's é¼7 million price-tag.
Abidal was previously a target for Fulham and has admitted an admiration for the English game, although he insisted his priority was to move to another French outfit this summer.
However, the powerful stopper - whose style would seem suited to life in The Premiership - could now be heading across the Channel as he bids to secure a move from Lille.