Gervinho is close to Arsenal move

Mohamad Mosselhi, Tuesday 14 Jun 2011

French champions Lille revealed on Tuesday that they are in contact with Arsenal, amongst others, over Lille’s Ivorian striker Gervinho

Gervinho

The 24-year-old striker has been linked to several English sides such as Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, who entered the race recently.

‘’He expressed his desire to leave for England. We have developed contacts with Arsenal. We will soon discuss with them to see what they want and what they offer; he is a player of value," Lille’s general manager Frederic Paquet revealed to French radio station RMC.

The Ivorian striker produced an impressive performance with Lille last season, scoring 15 goals to help the team for its first title of Ligue 1 since 1953-1954.

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