Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini is a target for French outfit Bastia. [Picture: ArsenalPics.com]
Arsenal are reportedly set to let go of French midfielder Mathieu Flamini one year before his contract expires to force through a move for the 31-year-old away from the Emirates Stadium.
This report is according to Eurosport, who claim the Gunners are set to let Flamini leave to French outfit Bastia.
The report also says Bastia are only able to secure Flamini’s signature for free due to financial issues at the club, and would also require him to accept a substantial wage reduction.
Arsenal on the other hand are on the lookout for top quality players ahead of next season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push next season and the boss is aware of the need to let go of the deadwoods in his side to bring in the best this summer to achieve his goal.
This has seen the Gunners active in the transfer window with Abou Diaby and Ryo Miyachi released, while Lukas Podolski was sold recently to Galatasaray and the club also reportedly listening to offers for David Ospina and Joel Campbell.