Despite rumours that a deal was close to completion, Lille’s President Michel Seydoux has insisted that the French champions have yet to receive a formal offer from Arsenal for Gervinho.
Speaking to RMC Sport he said “We know he has a personal interest in Arsenal. For now there as only been a simple contact [with the club] but no real offer for the player”.
Clearly the player is on Wenger’s radar but it seems a deal is not as close as many have reported. And while Lille are willing to let Gervinho go, Seydoux ruled out any move for Eden Hazard. Arsenal made contact earlier in the month about a possible transfer but with huge bids from oil rich clubs like PSG and Man City being spoken about, Lille will refuse sell the most sought after Belgian since Plastic Bertand.