Romaric on Lille's radar

Ivorian midfielder would be willing to make French move

Romaric: Has refused to rule out a switch to Ligue 1 champions Lille

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Koffi Romaric is a summer transfer target for Lille, but he claims no deal has been done as yet.

The Ivorian playmaker has been identified by reigning French champions Lille as a possible replacement for Gervinho.

It is understood that manager Rudi Garcia has been given the green light to make an approach for the Sevilla man, with a €3million (£2.6m) bid believed to be in the pipeline.

Romaric admits he is aware of the interest from Ligue 1, and has conceded that he might be open to such a move.

He is, however, refusing to get carried away by the transfer talk and insists he must remain focused on his duties in Spain until any potential deal is put in place.


Romaric said: "I am very relaxed at the moment.

"I have had a lot of contact from various clubs and agents working for clubs, but I am calm.

"Lille? I have had contact with them but nothing has been decided yet.

"I would like to play in the Champions League as it is the best club competition in the world."