Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny has admitted that he will try to convince compatriot Yann M'Vila to sign for the Gunners while on Euro 2012 duty with France.
M'Vila has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Arsenal this summer, while Inter Milan are also showing interest in the highly rated Rennes midfielder.
Koscielny believes that his national teammate would be a great capture for the Gunners and said that he plans to use his time in Eastern Europe to convince his fellow Frenchman to sign for Arsene Wenger's side.
"I don't know what plans the club have in terms of signings. I only see what appears in the newspapers because Wenger tells us nothing about that. But I would like one of my French team-mates to join us for next season," Goal.com quoted Koscielny as saying.
"Yann is a player with enormous quality. He is strong on the ball and has great vision. He can triumph in an important competition like the Premier League. Would he be good at Arsenal? Of course. I will try to convince him to come when we are together at the Euros," the 26-year-old added.
M'Vila, who can operate as an anchorman or a box-to-box midfielder, is arguably the most important member of Laurent Blanc's rejuvenated France national team. Incredibly athletic and strong, M'Vila possesses excellent defensive abilities and impressive physical strength and the 21-year-old's attributes and style are considered ideal for the Premier League.
The Rennes man is currently in a race against time to be fit for France's Euro 2012 opener against England.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have opened talks with Anderlecht captain Lucas Biglia regarding a potential summer move, according to The Sun.
The Argentine has made it clear that he intends to join a top European club this summer. Real Madrid have also been in contact with the midfielder, while Napoli and Fiorentina are monitoring the situation as well.
"Real Madrid and Arsenal have both been in contact. I am still under contract with Anderlecht until 2015 but they know that I plan to leave. If a club offers the right price, Anderlecht will let me go," the report quoted Biglia as saying.
The 26-year-old was earlier thought to be the Gunners' back-up target for M'Vila.