Contract talks with Sagna are going nowhere.
Bacary Sagna looks set to leave Arsenal after all as Arsene Wenger reveals contract negotiations with the right-back are going nowhere.
Wenger on Sagna contract: “Talks are not progressing…the ball is not in our court any more and he has to come back to us.” #afc
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) April 25, 2014
It’s been common knowledge for some time that the France international’s current deal at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season.
As such both parties have been discussing the possibility of extending that, with Sagna having had another good year with the Gunners.
However, whilst the club are offering a two-year extension with similar wages to what the 31-year-old is on currently, Sagna wants three years and a pay rise.
Therefore nothing has been agreed and it is looking increasingly likely that the defender will leave north London in the summer.
A number of foreign clubs have been keeping tabs on developments, although the fact Sagna has been able to discuss terms with them since January suggests the Frenchman would like to stay in England.
This therefore gives more credit to the possibility that Manchester City are looking to offer the full-back a contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Sagna would be in good company with the Citizens as former teammates Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy already play for the 2012 Premier League champions.
However, with Pablo Zabaleta already at the club and impressing many would question whether City even need another top-class right-back.
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