Bayern Munich defender Willy Sagnol claims he has been approached by Arsenal with a view to joining the Gunners in the summer.

The French full back claims that Cameroon defender Lauren is leaving the London club.

“I am aware of Arsenal’s interest,” he is quoted in The Times.

“They are trying to find a successor for their Cameroon international Lauren.

“But I am currently under contract with Bayern until 2006, so we shall have to see.”

The 27-year-old joined Bayern in 2000 but after establishing himself in the Bundesliga, Sagnol has been in and out of the Bayern side this season and could be tempted by a switch to the Premier League.