Gunners to land Gouffran
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal are being strongly linked with signing France Under 21 international Yoan Gouffran.Arsenal are being strongly linked with signing France Under 21 international Yoan Gouffran.
The Caen striker will reportedly join The Gunners on a four-year deal but return to the French club on loan for the coming season.
Gouffran was the Ligue 2 Player of the Year last term as his 15 goals helped fire Caen back into France's top-flight.
The highly-rated attacker was close to joining Auxerre last summer, while Chelsea and Valencia are admirers of the 21-year-old.
Paris Saint Germain could rival Arsenal for Gouffran's signature but reports suggest Arsene Wenger will land the starlet.
Gouffran is believed to be costing Arsenal in the region of ?3million (£2million).
Arsenal are also edging closer to completing the capture of another French ace in Auxerre's Bakari Sagna.