Arsenal have been linked many times with Yoann Gourcuff, including some recent stories suggesting he would be available this January. However, the French playmaker now seems set for a move to La Liga with Atletico Madrid.
L’Equipe claim that Lyon are keen to get rid of the player, who is known to have something of an attitude that has held him back from achieving his full potential throughout his career, and despite recent suggestions he had been offered to Arsenal, it would appear that we are not interested.
The 26-year-old will likely join the Spanish side, currently 2nd in La Liga, on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of it.
Marca add that the Frenchman also has an offer from Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Although Gourcuff would perhaps not be a number one target, it is another blow for Arsenal fans who wanted to see the club active in this transfer window. Although Gourcuff has problems with consistency, he is a talent and would be worth giving a chance if he were only coming on loan.
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