Barcelona & Bayern Munich Set To Battle It Out For Arsenal Centre-Back Laurent Koscielny

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The French defender has been linked with a move away from Arsenal.

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich have identified Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny as a potential transfer target this summer according to

Despite interest from both clubs, the players agent has said that he has had no contact from either Barcelona or Bayern.

The defender is thought to be a £20 million target for both clubs and it is thought that Bayern are readying a £20 million bid, with new boss Pep Guardiola a huge fan of the Frenchman.

Barcelona have come into the mix as well, with the club searching for a new central defender to partner Gerard Pique next season.

Koscielny added to speculation surrounding his future when he said that he would leave Arsenal if the club didn’t start winning trophies and while the players agent has said there has been no contact with other clubs, he did say that he believed Koscielny was on a shortlist at Barca and Bayern.

“I know that Laurent is part of a shortlist of three or four players for both clubs.” said Stephane Courbis, Koscielny’s agent.

Arsenal won’t want to let one of their star players go this summer, especially with the defenders form getting better during the course of last season.

The club will hope that several new signings will persuade the Frenchman to stay.

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