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Arsenal, Liverpool target Gervinho will not join French club

Lille striker Gervinho will not be sold to a rival French club says Les Dogues' director of football Frederic Paquet.

The 24-year old Ivory Coast international is being heavily linked with a move to England with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool showing considerable interest.

Paquet says if Gervinho happens to leave Lille, he will certainly go to England and not another club in France such as Paris Saint-Germain.

"PSG recently enquired about Gervinho, but they were told we do not wish to sell him to a French club," Paquet told La Voix Du Nord.

"Gervinho's future is uncertain. He could join an English side, or he could stay with us.

"He has to decide exactly what he wants. We are not opposed to the idea of a transfer, but the agreement has to suit us.

"We have yet to receive an offer or proposal."

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