Transfer news from the Premier League is out and it has been reported that Premier League side Arsenal have clinched an agreement for Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny.
It has been reported that Arsene Wenger has landed French centre-back Koscielny as an £8.5million replacement for William Gallas.
It is believed that the Arsenal chief agreed the fee with French club Lorient after weeks of haggling and having two other bids knocked back.
Koscielny, now age 24, will sign a four-year deal worth £25,000 a week and fill the gap left by Gallas, who quit the Emirates after failing to agree a new contract.
A Lorient insider told The Sun: “The clubs have a deal in principle and an announcement should be made in the next few days.”