Bordeaux deny Gourcuff rumours

Image: Gourcuff: No Gunners offer

Bordeaux boss Jean-Louis Tiraud claims there has been no approach for Yoann Gourcuff from Arsenal.

French club dismiss speculation over midfielder

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Tiraud insists there has been no approach for Yoann Gourcuff after reports linked the midfielder with Arsenal. Gourcuff, who will represent France at the World Cup in South Africa when it gets under way next Friday, has been rumoured as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates should the Spaniard move back to Barcelona. Tiraud, however, has denied receiving any offers for the 23-year-old, and refused to comment further on the speculation. "I'm not going to comment on anything from the English newspapers," Tiraud said in L'Equipe. "Today, I have received no offer for Gourcuff or anybody else for that matter. We know what the English tabloids are like. "Fabregas was going to Barcelona, everything was done, and I just saw (Arsenal boss Arsene) Wenger say that Fabregas will stay in London. I will not be drawn into this game."

Around Sky