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Lille chairman Michel Seydoux has insisted that he will try to cling on to his top players this summer.

Seydoux could face a battle keeping the Lille side together, with Eric Abidal and Stephane Pichot both rumoured to be attracting major teams.

However, the chairman insisted that the club will try to extend Efstathios Tavlaridis' stay on loan from Arsenal - and keep hold of other key men.

"We are doing our best to keep Tavlaridis from Arsenal," Seydoux told L'Equipe.

"Moreover, everything is in place to keep hold of both Abidal and Pichot.

"We have ambitions and we are prepared to take risks."