French midfielder Franck Ribery wants to join Arsenal at some stage in the future, according to his agent.
The 23-year-old opted to remain at Marseille in the summer despite speculation linking him with a move away from France. However, his representative Bruno Heiderscheid believes it could be just a matter of time before Ribery is on his way.
“Arsene Wenger likes the player a lot,” Heiderscheid told the News of the World.
“He wanted to take him this summer but Marseille refused to sell. Arsene has made it clear he wants to take him next year.
“Franck would very much like to join Arsenal because of Arsene, the style of football they play and also because his very close friend from the France team, Thierry Henry, plays for them.
Heiderscheid added however: “I can categorically deny there is any agreement with Arsenal at this stage or even negotiations.
“These would have to take place in January at the earliest as we see how the season progresses with Marseille and Franck wants to concentrate on his current club.
“Franck is now a very big player in Europe and it’s true the biggest clubs want him badly.”