In mid July France Football annoyed and bemused some Arsenal fans by claiming Arsene Wenger ‘doesn’t want’ Jeff Reine-Adelaïde at the club anymore.

France Football were very to-the-point and there wasn’t a lot of reasoning given, Wenger had simply decided 19 year old Reine-Adelaïde no longer had a meaningful place at Arsenal.

Talks had been held with Nice, it was claimed, but the Ligue 1 side walked away after failing to make any real progress.

Friday’s edition of L’Equipe has a new slant on the situation. The French newspaper claim Nantes are interested in Reine-Adelaïde, and the player could return to France on loan.

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The idea has been proposed at Nantes ‘in the past few hours’, and the club are genuinely interested in signing the Arsenal youngster on loan.

Reine-Adelaïde has an Arsenal contract lasting until June 2019, so a single year loan would leave a further year after that.

If France Football’s earlier claims are correct, then Reine-Adelaïde will certainly have to impress at Nantes for Wenger to then seriously consider him for Arsenal’s first team plans.

A loan to Nantes seems very possible, and a good opportunity for all involved.