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Loic Perrin extends St Etienne contract until at least 2020

Loic Perrin has been at St Etienne since 2003.

Loic Perrin looks likely to end his career with St Etienne after committing his future to the club until at least 2020.

Perrin, 31, has represented St Etienne since 2003, making over 300 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 club.

The centre-back has an option in his new deal which could see him assume a non-playing role upon retirement.

A statement on St Etienne's official website...

Loic Perrin claims Arsenal had 'serious contact' with agent in January window

Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin has revealed his agent had "serious contact" with Arsenal during the transfer window, but acknowledges he was not the Gunners' first-choice.

Perrin, 29, was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window with Arsene Wenger seeking to reinforce his back line.

Wenger eventually opted to bring in Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal, but Perrin told But! that his representative, David Venditelli, had held talks with the Premier League club.


 By Kevin Palmer

Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal interest in Petr Cech, Isco, Loic Perrin

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refuted claims he didn't speak to Lukas Podolski at all ahead of the German's loan move to Inter Milan.

LONDON -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he is not eyeing up bids for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Real Madrid midfielder Isco or St Etienne star Loic Perrin in this month's transfer window.

The trio have been linked with moves to Arsenal in recent days, with the Gunners interest in Perrin widely reported in the French media. Wenger rejected the suggestion that he was set to make a bid for the 29-year-old defender.

"No, we are not on the case," said Wenger when asked about Perrin, before he...


Loic Perrin reveals Arsenal interest, no official bid to Saint-Etienne

Loic Perrin is a versatile defender who could move on.

Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin has told French newspaper Le Progres that he has been approached by Arsenal about a move to the Premier League club.

Perrin, 29, has reportedly been targeted by Arsene Wenger to bolster the Gunners' back four after an impressive first half of the season in Ligue 1.

Following Saint-Etienne's Coupe de France win over Nancy on Sunday, the ever-reliable centre-back, who can also play in midfield, confirmed to Le Progres that the Gunners had contacted him with...


St Etienne 'would consider special offer for Arsenal target Loic Perrin'

With the January transfer window open, it's time to take a look and see who could be on the move across Europe during the month.

St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier admits that the club would consider a "surprising offer" for reported Arsenal target Loic Perrin.

Perrin, 29, currently captains the Ligue 1 club, but has been linked with a move to north London in recent weeks with Arsene Wenger expected to bring in some defensive cover during the January transfer window.

Le Progres reported on Sunday that the fourth-placed Ligue 1 side had not been contacted by Arsenal with regard to a potential January move for Perrin, but...