Maurice rules out Arsenal switch
Arsenal will have to turn their attentions elsewhere after Lorient’s Alexis Claude-Maurice confirmed he wants to move to Germany.
Although having had two bids rejected for the France Under-20 international, the Gunners were still confident of wrapping up a £20million deal for the sought-after forward.
It was even claimed the 21-year-old, who scored 14 Ligue 2 goals from 35 appearances last season, had agreed personal terms with Arsenal and a transfer fee was the only thing left to settle.
However, Unai Emery will have to look at other transfer targets after the Noisy-le-Grand-born star confirmed he wants to join Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.
‘I want to join Gladbach,’ he was quoted as saying by the Metro.
‘They are a club that focus on young players, there is a good structure, they are playing in the Europa League.
I like their project & it suits me.’