Arsenal to beat Spurs to Gervinho?

by Matthew Harris on June 14, 2011

Lille forward Gervinho is the latest player to be the subject of a rejected Spurs bid although his club’s director of football Frederic Pacquet has given some hope to Premier League sides by saying that the in-demand forward will not be sold to a French club.

“We received an offer of €12m (£10.6m) from Tottenham which was refused,” Pacquet reported over the weekend.

It is believed that Spurs will need to up their bid by about 50% to get their man, but Pacquet has said in the meantime that the player will not be joining PSG.

“PSG recently enquired about Gervinho, but they were told we do not wish to sell him to a French club,” the director of football told the French press.

“Gervinho’s future is uncertain. He could join an English side, or he could stay with us.

“He has to decide exactly what he wants. We are not opposed to the idea of a transfer, but the agreement has to suit us.”

So a further Spurs bid has been rejected in what has started to become a fairly familiar pattern this summer, with Arsenal today being rumoured to be about to beat us to sign the Ivory Coast forward.

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