France midfielder confirms Arsenal offer

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France international Clement Grenier has claimed Lyon have rejected an offer from Arsenal to secure his services before the close of the transfer window.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with a transfer to north London for a number of months and, it would appear, the Gunners have made an attempt to bring Grenier to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal, however, have been unable to match the valuation placed on the player by current employers Lyon, with the Ligue 1 club having dismissed the proposal made by Arsene Wenger.

"I know Lyon have refused an offer from Arsenal," Grenier told Le Parisien. "Of course it's flattering that clubs are interested in me."

Speaking to RTL, he added: "Today, I can’t honestly give an answer [on my future], because my future is not decided.

"I have a meeting very soon with the president, the coach and my representatives, to discuss a little bit of everything.

"But today I have problems talking about my future because nothing is decided. I prefer to wait to be 100 per cent sure about what is going to happen."

It remains unclear if Lyon would be willing to allow Grenier to join Arsenal were the north London club to make an improvement to their initial offer for the Frenchman, with the youngster held in high regard at the Stade de Gerland.

Arsenal have, meanwhile, completed the capture of one young French star having confirmed on Tuesday the signing of Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a long-term contract.

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