ARSENAL are thought to be lining up an £8million bid for Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny, according to reports.

Boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he will look to strengthen the team's defence in the transfer window this summer, and the Daily Mail claim French-Polish centre-half Koscielny is on the Frenchman's radar.

The 24-year-old was a vital part of Lorient's campaign last year as the team went on to finish seventh in Ligue 1.

Wenger may have to cope with the loss of William Gallas this summer, while Sol Campbell has been strongly linked with a move to Celtic.