silvestre29102008_1French side Bordeaux have lost their main central defender Diawara and a replacement is needed soon. Their manager wants “a central defender left of experience, having experienced the Champions League.” And according to L’Equipe Blanc first was looking for Lokomotiv Moscow defender Marco Basa. But his yearly salary of 2.5m scared him off.

Now they have turned attention to Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre. Silvestre clearly fits the description of the sort of defender needed perfectly and would be an ideal replacement for Diawara. Whether or not Blanc chooses to make an offer, only time will tell. For now lets all hope he does!