Mr. Stephane Canard is confident his client would succeed in his bid to accelerate his much anticipated move to Arsenal.
Lorient have already turned down two previous offers from the Gunners, citing undervaluation as their basis for the rejection. However, L'equipe recently squealed that it was gunner take an audacious bid of €13m to lure the versatile centre half, who cost the French outfit a paltry sum of €1.5m from Tours last year.
Stating the obvious, Canard told France Football: "Laurent has told the Lorient President and coach that he wants to join Arsenal.
"It is hard to ignore interest from Arsene Wenger.
Lorient's directors want to get more than €10m from Arsenal.
"We have held talks with them, and with a sell-on clause inserted in the deal we are not far off agreement."
Although Arsene Wenger isn't one to fret, when faced with (defensive) difficulties, lets assume he really has something up those ingenious sleeves as he prepares to replace two of the club's seasoned centre backs - a certain Mikael Sylvestre who played for Arsenal last year, is reportedly talking to some rich but obscure clubs in the Middle east.
While, Italian giants Juventus look set to benefit from the Bosman transfer's generosity courtesy one William Gallas, who has so far refused to reason with his employers.