Arsenal in serious talks with Lyon over their long term target

Inevitable has happened and the love story is reignited again as The Gunners are once again linked to Lyon’s Yoann Gourcuff for the past 5 transfer windows. According to Le 10 Sports The Gunners have opened a dialogue with French International midfielder.

Arsene Wenger was thought to be intent on adding striking reinforcements to his to his team following the season-ending injury to Theo Walcott.
However, the Gunners boss has sensed an opportunity to sign a long-term target in Gourcuff and, despite holding plenty of stock in midfield, has entered talks with Lyon over a permanent deal.

Lyon, who are currently experiencing financial difficulty, are keen to offload a high-earning star in the near future.

Arsenal’s only issue for the deal could be the player’s huge wages believed to be around 200k/week. Gourcuff’s deal has just 18 months to run and is unlikely to renew meaning Arsenal will be able to sign the player for between £4m and £8m.