St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi has welcomed interest from Arsenal.
"I am interested in playing abroad. I would like to test myself in one of the two best leagues in the world," the 22-year-old told skysports.com.
"However, my club would have to be fine with everything. I owe them a lot.
"Playing for Arsenal would be fantastic but I can't say anything about that yet. Everyone knows their wonderful style of football."
St Etienne sports chief Damien Comolli is a former Arsenal scout and remains close to manager Arsene Wenger.