Lorient turn down £4.2m bid from Arsenal for defender

French newspaper L’Equipe claim Arsenal made their move, but Lorient are holding out for £6.7million.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in the 24-year-old as Sol Campbell, William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre could all leave the club this summer.

Lyon, Lille and Zenit St Petersburg are also reportedly interested in Koscielny.