Lille stopper pens new deal
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 27-year-old was signed by Lille from Caen in 2001 and his latest contract extension takes him up until the summer of 2007.
With his current contract due to expire next summer he was keen to commit his future to the Stade Grimponprez-Jooris side.
Claude Puel's side have started well this season and are up there in third place behind Marseille and Monaco.
Puel will be happy to have secured the future of one of his best defenders, as another of his stoppers could be on the way out of the club.
Eric Abidal has been attracting interest from at home and abroad, as both Paris Saint Germain and Italian giants Milan check out his progress.
Cesare Maldini represented Milan in the crowd during Lille's match with Monaco but reports were also suggesting that he was casting an eye over several players from the Principality.