Arsenal are set to confirm the signing of defender Laurent Koscielny from Lorient.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is still in the hunt for Lorient centre back Laurent Koscielny.
Lorient have an opportunity to become surprise leaders of Ligue 1 when they entertain Valenciennes on Tuesday, the Brittany side knowing a victory would allow them to leapfrog top dogs Nancy.
Holders Lorient lost their grip on the French Cup on Saturday when they fell 2-0 in the quarter-finals at Girondins Bordeaux.
The French Cup magic continued for Lorient coach Yvon Pouliquen when his second division team, the Cup holders, beat top flight Lille 1-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals on Sunday.