Bodmer eyes Lille stay
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mathieu Bodmer has insisted that he will not be leaving Lille before the end of the season.Mathieu Bodmer has insisted that he will not be leaving Lille before the end of the season.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger always happy to bring in young players from abroad.
Bodmer, who starred in Lille's UEFA Champions League win over Manchester United, has said that he was not keen to move to quickly.
The French midfielder is under contract at Lille until 2009, and says that he will at least be staying until the end of the season, before then weighing up his options.
"I am in contact with certain clubs but I let my agent manage them," said Bodmer.
"I prefer not to talk about it in order to concentrate on the rest of the season with LOSC.
"For the moment, I do not think about leaving. In any case, it would not be before the end of the season.
"After that we will see what the club wants to do with me, and what offers they have received."
Arsenal were keen on signing Bodmer back in January and they could make another winter transfer window move, although Lille will try and resist their overtures.