Arsenal star Bacary Sagna holds talks with two clubs

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has spoken to both Inter Milan and Galatasaray about a potential summer switch as contract talks with Gunners chiefs continue to stall, according to The Telegraph.

Sagna is out of contract at the end of the season and has been in talks for some time over a new deal, but Arsenal have refused to meet the French international's demands of a three-year deal on wages of £100,000-a-week.

The 31-year-old is free to discuss a potential free transfer with other clubs and has attracted interest from a host of clubs in Europe, with Inter and Galatasaray both seeking out the star's representatives to talk terms over landing the right-back at the end of the season.

Inter in particular are on a concerted recruitment drive under new, wealthy owners and look a strong candidate to sign Sagna to a bumper deal, with current Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic's signature an early statement of intent from the San Siro side.

Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini is also acutely aware of Sagna's qualities and wants to sanction a contract offer, although Arsenal themselves have not yet given up hope of persuading one of their most experienced players to stay put.

The Telegraph understand that Arsenal may compromise by improving their contract offer to £80,000-a-week, with a hefty signing-on-fee to match as fresh incentive to spend the rest of his top-level career at the Emirates.

Sagna still has over two months to make up his mind, but first Arsenal have a series of crucial matches as the fight for silverware continues on two fronts.

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