Valencia sumbit offer for Francis Coquelin

January 9, 2018
By: Milos Markovic

Out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is in talks over a possible move to Valencia, Cadena Ser has reported.

The French international midfielder is also a target for West Ham, Crystal Palace and a couple of sides from France but appears closest to moving to La Liga.

Los Che wanted to sign Coquelin last year but the Frenchman decided to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place in the team.

Having failed to cement his place in the first-team with the Gunners, the 26-year-old midfielder is now ready to change clubs in order to revive his career with Valencia who have already tabled a £12 million bid for Coquelin.

Arsene Wenger granted no more than seven Premier League appearances to his anchorman this season, none of which were starts.

Coquelin was left out of Arsenal’s squad for Nottingham Forest last week as Wenger acknowledged a transfer out of the club is imminent.

The Frenchman joined the Gunners as a 17-year-old from Stade Lavallois in 2008 and has thus far made over 100 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.

Coquelin will join Mathieu Debuchy and most likely Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal exodus this January as Wenger faces a squad reshaping during the ongoing transfer window.

Matthieu Debuchy is set to be offered to West Bromwich Albion in a deal that will see defender Jonny Evans move to London, according to the Evening Standard.

In the meantime, Alexis Sanchez is nearing a Manchester City move with reports from England suggesting that the two clubs have opened talks over a deal that could see the Chile international seal switch to Etihad by the weekend.

Big transfer news comes at a bad time for Arsenal who are due to make a short trip to Stamford Bridge where they will lock horns with Chelsea in a first leg of the Football League Cup semi-final.

Gunners are given 15/4 betting odds to beat Blues.

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