Romaric on Lille's radar
Ivorian midfielder would be willing to make French move
By Giscard Gourizro. Last Updated: August 11, 2011 6:59pm
Romaric: Has refused to rule out a switch to Ligue 1 champions Lille
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."