Laurent Koscielny begs Lorient to accept 8.3m Arsenal offer
Laurent Koscielny has told Lorient he wants to join Arsenal and wants the club to accept their latest offer of £8.3million. Koscielny, 24, only joined Lorient last summer for £1.5m and is growing frustrated at Lorient's demands as they try to push the fee higher. But he now hopes his stance will prompt a compromise with Lorient getting a sell-on clause inserted in the deal. Koscielny's agent Stephane Canard said: 'Laurent told the Lorient president and coach that he wants to move to Arsenal come what may. Please release me: Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny is begging with officials at the French club to allow him a big money switch to Arsenal 'It is hard to ignore interest from Arsene Wenger. Lorient's directors want to get over £8.3m from Arsenal. 'We have held talks with them, and with a sell-on clause inserted in the deal we are not far off agreement.' No deal: Everton rebuffed an approach from Arsenal for defender Phil Jagielka Wenger is still keen to add another defender. He was rebuffed in his initial effort to sign Everton's Phil Jagielka but may yet improve his offer. He is set to lose William Gallas to Juventus while Mikael Silvestre is talking to clubs in the Middle East.
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