Arsenal see Lille midfielder Jean Makoun as a replacement for Mathieu Flamini, says his agent.

Makoun's agent, Jean-Christophe Thouvenel, told "Makoun is on Arsenal's short-list if Flamini leaves.

"It is planned that he leaves LOSC when the season ends and moving to England is part of his objective.

"I can tell you for sure that Jean II is appreciated by Arsene Wenger but the transfer period has not started yet so I will not lie: negotiations are yet to start.

"He is not the only one on Arsenal's list.

"He is short and not a monster but his involvement on the pitch is huge and he is a fighter.

"Tottenham are also interested in the midfielder and I believe that (sporting director) Damien Comolli is an admirer of Jean II."