Emirates Stadium side line up bid for promising defender.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a bid for £5m rated Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier according to the Daily Express.
The Ivory Coast international who also has French citizenship is seen as a potential replacement for first choice right-back Bacary Sagna.
The Gunners have been in prolonged talks with the experienced French international but appear to be at loggerheads over both the length and wage expectations of any new contract. The former Auxerre man has 18 months to run on his current deal and Arsenal are seemingly not willing to offer an improved deal due to the fact that the injury prone defender is set to turn 30 next month.
Ligue 1 side Toulouse are seeking at least £5m for 20 year old Aurier, who moved to the Stadium Municipal from Lens last year.
Arsene Wenger may feel that the addition of a young challenger to battle up and coming England international Carl Jenkinson for the right-back slot.
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