Barcelona make enquiry over £20m Arsenal star

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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is being linked with a move to Barcelona.

The Sun claims Tito Vilanova has made an enquiry over the 27-year-old’s availability, with Bayern Munich also interested in the £20million-rated centre back.

Barca attempted to bring the Frenchman to the Nou Camp last summer, but Koscielny rejected the advances of the La Liga giants in order to continue his development with the Gunners.

"Yes of course and frankly it is flattering,” he said last summer when asked about the interest of Barcelona.

“But at Arsenal I have everything; I have a great training centre, a wonderful stadium and an amazing group. I really want to grow here as Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and some others did."

Koscielny moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2010, having previously played for Guingamp, Tours and Lorient in his homeland.

During his three seasons with Arsenal, the 10-cap international has been a regular under Arsene Wenger, playing alongside both Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker in north London. He has four-years left to run on his current contract.

But, with Vilanova and Pep Guardiola both eager to end the player’s spell in the Premier League, it might be difficult for Koscielny to reject the advances of Europe’s biggest clubs once again this summer.

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