As his current contract comes to an end, Fenerbahce have swooped in with an almost irresistible offer for Arsenal's defender, Bacary Sagna.
The Gunners have placed a final offer in a last ditch attempt to keep Sagna at the Emirates this summer, however this just might not be enough. The French International is currently earning £60,000-a-week but is demanding at least double pay for there to be any chance of him staying.
Arsenal are also a club that are somewhat hesitant to offer players over the age of 30 a long term contract. Despite this, a double pay rise and a long term contract are two things that Sagna wants from this transfer. And these are two things that Fenerbahce are offering.
Fenerbahce are willing to double the 31-year-old's current wages and offer a three-year contract with an aim for Sagna to continue his professional career in the Turkish Super Lig.
Arsenal now face a huge battle to keep the key defender wearing red this summer as he has reportedly spoke with team-mates and told them he is ready to leave this summer.
After rejecting lucrative offers in recent years from clubs such as Manchester City and Real Madrid, it seemed at one stage that Sagna could be staying with Arsenal until the end after signing in 2007.
Despite this, Sagna felt offended when Arsenal merely offered him a contract extension and no chance of a pay rise. A player of such class and presence on the pitch will be a loss to the squad, however the young and talented Carl Jenkinson is waiting in the wings as a ready-made replacement.
With transfer talks at Arsenal making very little progress, it seems a summer exit for the 31-year-old is looking more and more likely.
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