Laurent Koscielny is reportedly desperate to leave Arsenal for Bordeaux following his decision to refuse to travel with the squad on their pre-season tour of America.
The Gunners have begun disciplinary proceedings against their own club captain after he stepped up his attempts to force a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Lyon and Rennes had also been touted destinations, but according to L’Équipe, Bordeaux are confident the defender wants to join them.
Bordeaux are confident that Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is desperate to join them
They claim a source close to the club said: ‘I think that he wants to come. On our side, in any case, it is work that we have put in for a long period of time. It is on the Arsenal side that things are blocked.’
L’Équipe also report that Bordeaux have been trying to sign the defender since April.
Koscielny, who is expected to be hit with a hefty fine, will be stripped of captaincy and will be made to train with Arsenal’s kids after his decision to turn his back on his employers.
The 33-year-old still has one more year on his current contract but is pleading with Arsenal to let him leave on a free after spending nine years to the club.
Sources have told Sportsmail Koscielny has been putting significant pressure on the club in a bid to get his wish to return to France.
The Gunners have begun disciplinary proceedings against their own club captain