However, they improved their offer substantially and it was accepted.
But, having given permission for Francis to talk to the interested side, the 24-year-old has been unable to agree personal terms.
Arsene Wenger is in Paris today with a little over 3 hours remaining before the deadline is reached for player registration.
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