JU NEVER KNOW Lyon chief Juninho hints Ligue 1 side are interested in Koscielny transfer
Increase joseph|July. 11, 2019
LYON sporting director Juninho has refused to rule out a move for wantaway Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.
The defender has stunned the Gunners by refusing to travel to the US for the club's pre-season tour.
It is believed he has his heart set on a return to France, with Lyon and Bordeaux the front-runners for his signature.
And today in a press conference, former Lyon star Juninho hinted that the club would be interested in making Koscielny's dreams come true.
Speaking about the French international, Juninho said: [Koscielny] is a player that I like very much.
"For now, we have not talked about it yet. But as I said, the market is still open and you have to stay ready."
TRAIN WITH THE KIDS
The former free-kick specialist then flashed a cheeky smile, possibly giving the game away.
SunSport exclusively revealed that Arsenal will fine Koscielny and force him to train with the kids after his shock move.
Unai Emery is set to strip Koscielny of the captaincy after he turned up at the club’s training ground and refused to join the team for their lunch-time flight to Los Angeles .
Koscielny, 33, arrived with no luggage and immediately met the club’s new technical director Edu – who is on his first day in the new job.
The Brazilian only arrived in England last night ahead of boarding the team’s 11-hour flight to LA today
Now his first task will be to liaise with head of football Raul Sanllehi and the club’s legal and HR teams about what action to take against Koscielny.
The defender has made it clear that he wants to leave Arsenal FOR FREE after nine years at the Emirates and is keen to return to his native France.
Bordeaux, Lyon and Rennes have all shown an interest in the veteran centre-half - but the Gunners will demand at least £10million for him.
Arsenal are to start disciplinary proceedings against the Frenchman, who faces a fine of two weeks wages as well as the loss of the armband.