Arsenal defender refuses to rule out summer move

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has confirmed that he is in talks with the club over a new contract, but he has refused to rule out a potential move back to France in the near future.

The right-back's future has been uncertain for several months now after it was originally revealed back in December that the club and the player failed to reach an agreement on a new contract.

These reports sparked suggestions that Sagna could be on his way out of Arsenal with France looking like his likely destination.

Arsenal were only willing to offer Sagna a one-year extension with no pay-rise, however the French international wanted a longer deal and a higher pay-packet.

The 30-year-old is now entering his final year on his current contract, which means if they don't agree a deal with him, he could leave for a free this time next year and with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco both wanting to snap him up, the Gunners are eager to sorting out a new deal.

The reason behind Arsenal not offering Sagna a longer contract is due to his injury record as the right-back has suffered from two broken legs in recent history and picks up little knocks every now-and-then.

However, whilst giving an interview to a French paper, Sagna confirmed that he is in talks with the club over a new deal, but nothing had been agreed.

"There are [talks], but I still haven't extended my contract," the Frenchman confirmed. "I am talking, and I am not at a bad club either."

Sagna was then questioned about a return to France and the Frenchman refused to rule out a potential move back to his homeland in the future.

"It is possible. We would have to see in which conditions and, in sporting terms, what they propose," he added. "I won't go just anywhere.

"If I stay at Arsenal, I will try to have a good season, there's the World Cup at the end of it.

"If I am to leave, it will be a new challenge."


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