Sagna looks to be leaving the club after final contract negotiations break down.
Despite Arsene Wenger insisting he wants him to stay, Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna will be joining either Chelsea or Manchester City this summer, according to the Daily Star.
The Frenchman’s current contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season and despite ongoing negotiations to extend that, nothing has been agreed.
There is a policy at the Emirates Stadium that no long-term deal will be given to a player over 30-years-old and at 31, Sagna will only be offered a maximum of a two-year extension.
This is a problem for the defender who will only settle for three years and he also wants his current wages of £75,000-a-week increased to £100,000-a-week.
The north Londoners are unwilling to meet these demands and despite Wenger’s plea for Sagna to stay and the player also wanting to do the same, the France international’s time at the club looks set to end after seven years.
The full-back has been able to discuss terms with foreign clubs since January, but has shown his intentions that he wants to stay in England by turning down offers from both Galatasaray and Inter Milan.
Now the Blues and City have taken notice, with the two mega-rich clubs prepared to meet Sagna’s demands and bring in the defensive ace to shore up their squads.
With Pablo Zalabeta impressing for the Citizens competition may be a little fierce at the Etihad Stadium, but with John Terry expected to leave Stamford Bridge, Branislav Ivanovic may revert back to central defence and leave a space on the right side of defence.
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