Arsenal to replace Bacary Sagna with Toulouse star

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Arsenal have already lined up a replacement for the soon-to-be-departing Bacary Sagna, agreeing a five-year contract with highly rated Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 21-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to north London in the Italian press, and Tutto Mercato Web are now reporting that a deal has been successfully negotiated.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was determined to keep Sagna at the Emirates Stadium and even broke rank to offer the France international an improved three-year contract.

However, the 31-year-old is said to be holding out for more money, and is ready to complete a free transfer switch to a Premier League rival in order to earn that lucrative pay-out in the summer.

Arsenal have wasted little time in searching for a successor for Sagna, as they look to provide competition for fellow full-back Carl Jenkinson on the right side of Wenger's defence next season.

Aurier has been earning rave reviews in France following a series of impressive performances in Ligue 1 in 2013/14, and is ready to put pen to paper on an Arsenal deal as soon as Sagna departs next month.

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