Arsenal target Gervinho has confirmed he will leave Lille for the Barclays Premier League this simmer.

With only one year left to run on his current contract, the 24-year-old attacker's future has been the subject of plenty of speculation for a number of months as a number of clubs reportedly pursue his signature.

According to, Arsenal have made an offer of €17 million for the Ivory Coast international - which was rejected by Lille - but the Gunners still remain keen on Gervinho.

Arsenal are known to be in the market for goalscoring reinforcements and Arsene Wenger is alleged to have identified Gervinho as a potential summer acquisition.

And the forward's future now seems set to be resolved in the coming weeks after he revealed that his time at the Stade Lille Metropole has come to an end.


"My mind is made up, I am leaving," Gervinho told

"I have made my mind up. I will soon meet the club and let them know, but they understand my feelings that I want to prove myself in a top league in Europe.

"My agents are moving things as I want, people know where my future lies, it is in England."

Along with Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle have also been linked with the versatile attacker.

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