Clement Grenier

Arsenal are reignited their interest in signing Clement Grenier as the Gunners are considering an approach for Lyon midfielder in January, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was keen on signing the 22-year-old last summer, but the deal did not take shape. The France international confirmed the north London side's interest in his services, but admitted that does not regret turning down Arsenal's offer.

The report claims the Frenchman is keen on signing his compatriot as Wenger looks to bring Grenier to the Emirates before the end of the ongoing transfer window. Lyon are believed to allow the midfielder leave for a transfer fee of around €12-15m Euros.

Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi has watched Grenier in action for Lyon on several occasions. The French midfielder is flattered with scouts from clubs across Europe monitoring his progress, but he admitted that he is happy with the Ligue 1 outfit.

"Yes, when major European clubs come to Gerland to supervise you, it's very flattering. Lyon but remains one of the biggest clubs in Europe over the last decade, we must not forget," Grenier told Foot Mercato.

"Lyon is still part of the larger French teams, sure, but also European. We are in the transition years, the new stadium will happen, Lyon can become the biggest French club. There was contact [From Arsenal and Liverpool]. After that, it remains personal."

"I am in Lyon, I'm glad to be here for the rest we will see later. My goal is to be as efficient as possible with the OL, to fulfil the objectives of the club as well as my personal goals. For now, I'm focused on Olympique Lyonnais," the midfielder added.

Grenier has featured in 17 Ligue 1 appearances, scoring three goals and managed four assists in the process.

Meanwhile, Lyon are set to lose Maxime Gonalons in the mid-season transfer window after Grenier's compatriot revealed that Rafael Benitez is keen on signing the midfielder for Napoli.

Gonalons is likely to leave Lyon in January and Grenier could also follow his club and national teammate, should Arsenal make another approach for his signature in the ongoing transfer window.