Sebastien Corchia is a transfer target for Arsenal according to reports.
The current Lille right full-back has a contract until 2018 and his future still remains unclear.
26-year-old Corchia has put in solid performances this season and is starting to attract interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla, Napoli and, of course, Arsenal.
The French international is keen for a move away from Ligue 1 to gain the experience of playing abroad in the hopes that a move could help him get into a French squad for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
While speaking in an interview, Corchia commented on Arsenal interest. “I can’t mention any names of course, that is confidential, and my agent knows more than I do. But yes, I have heard of interest from the Premier League.
“It is of course very interesting.
“It is an amazing league, and normally French players do well there. Maybe because our Ligue 1 is also very physical, so it is not a huge change to go there in that way, which may scare players from other countries not so used to the physical aspect.
“Generally it is always flattering to feel the interest of other big clubs – and proof, that people have seen and appreciated my performances and development.”
Corchia also admitted that a move to Serie A is also a possibility, especially because of his heritage as he’s half French and half Italian.
“Serie A is a great league. Some parts of my family would be happy if I went there,” he continued.
“Nothing is decided, so I don’t know yet, whether I am leaving or staying. And I have never said, that for sure I want to leave this club,” he continued.
“The new project in Lille with Bielsa as new coach looks very exciting, but the club could also choose to sell me now. There are negotiations, but it is only my agent, who knows how it looks right now.
“No doors are closed, and everything is possible. But I must admit, that after almost 300 games in French football a move to a foreign club could also be interesting.
“I am 26 years old and entering what is normally the best years of a career, and I would really enjoy to be playing in the European competitions. That would surely be an advantage for me in my ambition to play regularly for France.”
Corchia who played in every Ligue 1 game this season is known for his attacking movement, good crossing ability, long balls, and is greatly valued for his defensive work.
With the form of Bellerin dropping since his last injury, a valuable replacement like Sebastien Corchia would be appreciated. Especially as it looks like Debuchy, who is the only real replacement right back for the Spaniard at the club, will be leaving this summer.