Bordeaux are confident that they will be able to secure a loan move for Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, according to information relayed by ESPN.
Speaking to Soir de Foot radio in France Jean-Louis Triaud, the club president, said: “We are looking at the arrival of Sanogo. He wants to come to us, it’s a certainty.
"We expect a response from Arsenal on Tuesday or Wednesday."
Triaud’s comments come in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s revelation that he would prefer French U-21 forward to get first team experience in the Premier League. Sanogo hasn't been given the chance to develop his skills at the Emirates Stadium so far this term, but his manager is reluctant to make him accustomed to another division.
Both QPR and Crystal Palace were rumoured to be interested in the youngster, with Harry Redknapp and Alan Pardew both chasing attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window.
However, with Bordeaux adamant that Sanogo would prefer a loan spell in his own country Wenger may have to give way to the striker’s wishes if he wants to aid his development.