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Manchester City boss refused to comment on Bacary Sagna interest

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Manuel Pellegrini refused to comment on speculation linking Manchester City with a free transfer move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna this summer, during today's pre-match press conference.

FourFourTwo reports how the Chilean coach has been credited with an interest in bringing the 31-year-old to the Etihad Stadium, as negotiations over a contract extension in north London have reached an impasse.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is eager to keep Sagna at the Emirates Stadium, but has so far failed to meet the France international's demands of a three-year deal.

Pellegrini avoided entering a discussion about Sagna's future on Friday, only saying that he had heard "many names" mentioned in the media for potential transfers to Manchester City.

When Wenger was asked for any update on the Arsenal star's ongoing contract negotiations, he intimated that the club was still waiting to hear back from the player's representatives, and dismissed suggestions that Manchester City had made Sagna an offer, branding such an exercise as "illegal".

"He [Sagna] has an offer, he has not come back to us yet," explained the 64-year-old. "That [City offer] cannot be right because it's illegal.

"I'm confident he will stay but we will accept his decision. No matter what his decision will be, we will accept it and go on with it."

Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, and anything other than three points for Wenger's side will rule them out of the Premier League title race.

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