Belfast Telegraph

Deschamps: Wenger wants Gonzalez

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has claimed Arsenal have expressed a firm interest in Argentina playmaker Lucho Gonzalez.

Following rumours of the Gunners' interest, Deschamps confirmed he had been approached by his countryman Arsene Wenger about the 30-year-old South American but insists the interest has been rebuffed.

"I talked to him and the one that really interests them is Lucho Gonzalez," Deschamps reportedly said at a press conference.

"Arsene Wenger believes that he is a great player who could be useful to his team even though he does not fit in with his recruitment policy (due to his age).

"He wanted him on loan but it was not acceptable to us, there are no negotiations."


From Belfast Telegraph