Juventus are closely monitoring Bacary Sagna's contract situation and are considering opening talks with the versatile Arsenal defender in early 2014, according to talkSPORT.

30-year-old Sagna, who joined the Gunners from French outfit Auxerre during the summer of 2007, could be set to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season with his current contract due to expire in June.

The French international is believed to have open talks over an extension to his deal, but is remains to be seen whether any agreement can be reached.

With such uncertainly surrounding Sagna's future, talkSPORT believe that Antonio Conte's Juventus are considering opening contract talks of their own with the full-back in January. 

Long-serving Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would presumably be distraught to see such an experienced and pivotal figure depart North London, particularly as Sagna's sheer versatility has come to the Frenchman's rescue already this season with a seeming lack of adequate defensive reinforcements available.

Sagna, who has won 37 senior international caps, has played at right-back but has also been able to fill in the heart of defence during Arsenal's hugely impressive start to the 2013/14 campaign. 

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