Arsenal are set to offer centre-back Laurent Koscielny a new £90,000-a-week deal to ward off interest from some of Europe's elite clubs, reports The Telegraph

Recent reports have suggested that Manchester United were ready to make a move for the player's services in the up coming transfer window, with the likes of Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich also tipped to make a summer swoop for the ace. 

However, it now appears that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is desperate for the defender to stay at the club and will offer him a pay rise of up to £40,000-a-week

The Frenchman currently earns around £50,000-a-week at the Emirates, but now looks set to be offered the same amount as his centre-half partner Per Mertesacker.

Koscielny has played a key role in the Gunners' season and has cemented himself as a regular at the heart of Wenger's defence over the last year. 

And, with a major overhaul expected at Manchester United this summer, it's no surprise that the Red Devils have been linked with the 28-year-old. 

It remains to be seen as to whether the likes of Manchester United and Bayern up their interest in the defender, but Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping that he stays in north London beyond the end of this campaign. 

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