A 29-year-old centre-half, Perrin has spent his entire career at St Etienne, making 290 appearances since his debut in 2003, and has recently worked his way into Dider Deschamps’ national squads - although he is yet to play for Les Bleus.
During January, Perrin revealed to Canal+ that he had been in contact with Arsenal prior to the turn of the year, whilst he told But! Football Club via Goal a few weeks later that he seriously considered the transfer, as he wants to play in the Champions League.
With ASSE still in the running for European qualification, there may be a chance that Perrin will get to play in the Champions League with his boyhood club next season.
However, if the former French giants miss out on a spot in Europe’s premier competition, that could open the door for a potential transfer to North London, with the Gunners all-but guaranteed a top four place.
St Etienne are seemingly already preparing for life without Perrin, as they are attempting to make a move for Monaco’s on-loan defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, who is currently on loan at PSV Eindhoven.