Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that full-back Bacary Sagna is no closer to signing a new contract with the club.

The Frenchman is free to talk to other clubs at present, and will walk away from the Gunners in the summer unless a new contract is agreed.

The Arsenal defender is said to have attracted interest from various Italian clubs, as well as a handful from Turkey and France.

Reports yesterday suggested that Sagna was putting off signing a new deal with the Gunners in order to sound out big-money offers from elsewhere.

Wenger, speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup showdown against Liverpool this weekend, confirmed that as things stand Sagna is no closer to committing his future to the club.

He said: "No, he is not close to signing [a new deal]. It is an ongoing process."

The 31-year-old joined Arsenal in 2007 from Auxerre and has since made 267 appearances for the north London club.

According to reports, he has already turned down two offers from Arsenal - the latest being a two-year deal worth £60,000-per-week.

It is believed Sagna is holding out for a three year-deal, but could be tempted by a move to either Monaco or Galatasaray, who are both said to be willing to offer him a four-year contract.

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