Lille’s Corchia eager to make a move

Sebastien Corchia

Lille defender Sebastien Corchia has expressed his interest in moving elsewhere in the upcoming transfer window, after almost a decade playing in France.

The 26-year-old was ever-present for LOSC this season, appearing in every single one of their Ligue 1 games as they claimed an underwhelming 11th-placed finish.

Corchia has been linked with Arsenal and appears to be vetting his options as he aims to experience something different.

"I am not closing any doors. Staying at Lille is a possibility," he told France Football.

"This season was disappointing, but LOSC remains a great club. The project being carried out by the new owners and [coach Marcelo] Bielsa is ambitious.

"[But] after playing more than 300 matches in France, maybe it is for me to discover something new. I am entering the best years of my career.

"I would like to play in European competitions. It is also important because for me it could help to impose myself in the France team – it is my ambition."