Football News understands that Saint Etienne have indeed received a bid for defensive midfielder Joshua Guilavogui for around €11m from Spanish side Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid have struggled to sign a defensive midfielder this transfer window, being beaten to it for two of their failed targets in Jeremy Toulalan and Etienne Capoue who signed for Monaco and Tottenham respectively.
Saint Etienne received an offer for the player at the end of last week an are currently considering what action should be taken, although the most likely outcome is that they reject the offer.
Joshua Guilavogui is not short of potential suitors either. Although it now appears that Monaco are very likely to complete the signing of Geoffrey Kondogbia, L’Equipe understand that the newly promoted side have contacted Saint Etienne regarding Guilavogui.
With Arsenal now looking as if they will miss out on signing Geoffrey Kondogbia, as meaningful discussions never really took place they are also interested in Saint Etienne’s young French international according to Mercato 365.