St. Etienne captain Loic Perrin has been heavily linked with a January move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal appear to be closing in on one of their January transfer targets, with the Mail reporting that St. Etienne captain and central defender Loic Perrin has confirmed that the Gunners have been in contact with him over a potential move to the Emirates Stadium, although Arsenal are yet to get in touch with his club to thrash out a fee.
Perrin, who has become synonymous with St. Etienne over a long career with the club and captained them to a fine season last time out, is valued at around £6 million by the Ligue 1 outfit and is versatile and solid enough to offer something to the Arsenal team at the back, despite no longer being a young player.
Speaking after his side edged past Ligue 2 outfit Nancy in the Coupe de France, Perrin confirmed that Arsenal have been in touch with him about a move, although he did not disclose the extent of these conversations and also indicated that they are yet to contact his club:
“I have been contacted personally. Arsenal is interested, but for now there is still no contact with Saint-Etienne.”
The Gunners are believed to be interested in securing defensive reinforcements in January and, with Perrin also able to cover the holding midfield position, his versatility could make him the perfect buy.