The agent of Lille winger Gervinho has refused to be drawn on the future of his client amid reports that several Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 24-year-old.
The Daily Mail reported this morning that in a bid to steal a march on Premier League rivals Arsenal, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, the Citizens sent a delegation of officials to France in the hope of finalising a deal for the Ivory Coast international.
It has been strongly suggested that the Gunners are City’s biggest challenger for the £8 million signature of Gervinho, with the player only willing to leave the French Ligue 1 club for a club in the Champions League.
“It is difficult for me to discuss the situation because it is confidential, but it is true that many clubs in England have contacted us concerning the availability of Gervinho.” Seb Boisseau told Arseblog News.
“But we have not only spoken to clubs in England, but also Italy, Germany, Spain and France. The player wants to leave Lille and his priority is a move to England, however, it is difficult for me to speak about one club for the player. He wants to leave and has contacts with England and he is determined to play in the Premier League next season.
The player’s representative was then asked if Arsenal was indeed a “dream” destination for the Ivory Coast international as intimated by the player himself.
“I do not know,” continued Boisseau. “For the moment he wants to think about Arsenal, Manchester City, and other clubs. It is difficult for me to comment, as you have good information and sometimes wrong information, but it is not good for me to comment, or for the clubs, or for Lille.
“For the moment it is confidential, and we will wait until Gervinho makes an agreement with one club.
“I think a decision will be made regarding his future by the end of the week.”