Landreau plays down move
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nantes goalkeeper Mickael Landreau has played down talk of a move to Celtic.Mickael Landreau insists he is concentrating on Nantes' battle to beat the drop and not a potential move to Celtic.
The France international goalkeeper has just over one year to run on his current contract and is reportedly not on the best of terms with his paymasters.
With the future of current Celtic number one Rab Douglas uncertain and deputies Magnus Hedman and David Marshall failing to convince, Landreau has emerged as a potential target.
However, the player is refusing to be drawn on the speculation, preferring to concentrate his efforts on Nantes' current plight at the wrong end of the Ligue 1 table.
''I am not thinking of anything else, my priority is survival,'' said Landreau.
Les Canaris captain also revealed that he has made no progress with the club over a new deal, and expressed his belief that he would remain at La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau for another season.
"There is no news, no more contact, I think I will stay until the end of my contract in June 2006," Landreau continued.
"2006 is perfect, it is the World Cup year, it is perfect to show yourself."
The keeper currently has a release clause in his contract set at é¼6 million, although he is hoping to reduce this to é¼2 million before the end of the season.
Meanwhile, speculation continues to grow with regards to the future of Nantes midfielder Jeremy Toulalan.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding season and is reportedly now ready to ink a deal that would take him to Highbury in the summer.
Monaco are also keen on the France Under-21 international but with the player having stated an admiration for English football, it would appear that Arsenal's French contingent could grow in the close season.