Report: Arsenal planning summer transfer for Loic Perrin

St Etienne

Arsenal attempted to sign Loic Perrin in January, and they are planning on moving for him in the summer.

Le10 Sport have run a story claiming that the Gunners are preparing to go back in for St Etienne centre-back Loic Perrin in the summer, having failed to sign him in the January transfer window.

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.

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