Bacary Sagna tells Arsenal he has received £20m offers to leave

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has told the club that he has offers worth £20 million net over four years to join Galatasaray or Monaco, according to The Daily Star.

However, despite those offers, reports suggest that he is willing to stay with the Gunners but wants a three-year £120,000-per-week deal complete with a £6 million signing-on fee and a testimonial.

31-year-old Sagna joined Arsenal from Auxerre back in 2007 and quickly became a regular fixture under Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, proving to be a hugely reliable influence for the club.

However, his Arsenal future has been cast into considerable doubt of late with his contract set to expire during the summer.

Although Arsenal have reportedly offered to keep his wages at £60,000 for an additional two-year stint, it appears that there is no shortage of interest abroad with Monaco and Galatasaray seemingly hot on his heels as well as Serie A giants Inter Milan.

“The player’s first option is to stay at Arsenal. He will consider signing a new three-year contract, salary £5m to £6m a season, plus signing-on fee and bonuses," said a source close to the player who was quoted by The Daily Star.

“It also has to include a testimonial at the end of the deal, when he would have completed 10 years at Arsenal. There is one more round of talks left before the season finishes."

He added: “He is very keen to finish his career in an Arsenal shirt but wants to be rewarded for staying loyal to the club when others walked out. And he has had no pay rise since 2008.”

Sagna has made 25 top-flight appearances for Arsenal so far this season as the club have looked to end their hurtful nine-year stint without a trophy.

Following Saturday's emphatic 4-1 win over Everton, the Gunners are through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup - where they will face holders Wigan - and currently sit third in the Premier League with 59 points from 28 games.

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