Ligue 2 team’s president Guy Cotret says Arsenal are almost certainly in talks with Auxerre striker.
Arsenal’s links to AJ Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep appear to be getting stronger by the day, and now the Ligue 2 club’s president Guy Cotret has suggested that the Gunners are in talks.
The north London outfit have been linked with the recruitment of a forward in the January transfer window – as well as a left winger.
The 21 year-old’s seven goals and one assist in 17 Ligue 2 matches this season may well have convinced Wenger of his potential, though from the Auxerre president’s words, it seems that Arsenal are some way off meeting the French club’s asking price of €8 million (£6.6m).
“He does what he wants outside of his weekends,” Cotret is quoted as saying by GFN France.
“In any case, I read they were talking to QPR. He was not at Queens Park.
“Was it Arsenal? Without a doubt! I’m not foolish.
“But in any case, I have no contact with an English club. There is the French club of which I speak has made an offer [thought to be Stade Rennais].
“After that, maybe the player and his agent have other contacts.
“We are not at €8 million but we are in good negotiations.”