Could another French striker be set to join Arsenal? It looks possible, after Auxerre youngster Paul-Georges Ntep expressed his desire to join the Premier League leaders.
Sky Sports picked up quotes from Ntep to L'Equipe on Wednesday, with the striker suggesting he favours a move to Arsenal over switches to Chelsea or Manchester United.
However, he only wants to leave Auxerre for a club where he will have a reasonable chance to play regularly, something Arsenal might not be able to offer just yet.
Sky Sports reports:
Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with a swoop for the highly-rated youngster, but Ntep nodded towards Arsenal's history with young French players, although he says it would have to be the right move for his career development.
"Arsenal is a club that trusts young players. But it would all depend on the project," he told L'Equipe.
"If it is going to a new club to remain on the bench, what is the improvement? I don't ask to be in the starting 11 of a big club immediately, but I could help in the not too long-term.
"If I have reached such a level now, it is because Auxerre offered me stability that allowed me to reach new levels.
"I don't forget. Nowadays you can be a much-demanded player and tomorrow the player everyone will laugh about."
When asked if a January exit could be on the cards, Ntep admitted: "I am thinking about it currently. Such a decision will depend on the project, time in first team and the style of the team.
"The most important thing is not to leave, but leaving to reach a new standard. I haven't made my decision just yet.
"Maybe the question will be topical this winter, but it will be up to the club first to think about it.
"The day I have an interesting project in front of me, I will think about it."