Arsenal star Sagna turns down Inter Milan

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has turned down the chance to join Inter Milan and still sees his long-term future in the Premier League, according to Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Sagna's current Arsenal deal expires this summer, with Gunners chief yet to persuade the French international that he should sign fresh terms at the Emirates.

The 31-year-old reportedly wants a hefty new contract to match his loyalty and consistent level of performance across the last seven seasons before committing to spending the rest of his top-level career in North London.

Arsenal have so far refused to meet those demands, enough to make Inter plus Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool very interested observers.

Inter were willing to meet Sagna's wage demands of around £100,000 thanks to the backing of wealthy new owners, but Di Marzio believes that the Serie A giants have failed to lure the French international to the San Siro.

Sagna is settled in England and has prioritized making sure he is still a Premier League player next season, although not necessarily with Arsenal.

Liverpool and City are free to discuss terms with Sagna as he gets close to becoming a free agent, while Arsenal have not given up hope of persuading one of their most experienced players to stay put next season, with contract talks ongoing.

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