New Lorient deal for Jouffre

Lorient midfielder Yann Jouffre has signed a two-year contract extension, the Ligue 1 club confirmed today on their website.

The 26-year-old, whose previous deal was due to lapse at the end of the month and who had reportedly been attracting interest from Nantes, will now remain at the Stade du Moustoir until 2013.

Jouffre has scored three goals in 64 Ligue 1 games since joining the club in January 2008.