North Londoners have refused to hand the dependable full back a pay rise in his proposed new deal.
In-demand Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna has been offered a big-money deal to sign for Turkish champions Galatasaray next season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The highly rated France international’s current contract with the north London club runs out on June 30 2014 and so far the Gunners have been unable to convince Sagna to extend his stay at the Emirates beyond the summer, when the 30-year-old will be available to purchase on a free transfer.
And with Sagna able to start negotiating with foreign-based clubs now that the January transfer window has opened again for business for this season, the attacking full back is understood to already be weighing up a number of lucrative offers from abroad, including from the likes of Turkish giants Fenerbahce and big-spending Ligue 1 duo Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco.
However, it is Gala’s eye-catching offer that is said to be most interesting Sagna, with the Turks hoping to be able to lure the Frenchman to Istanbul by handing Sagna a bumper four-year deal worth a staggering £4.1m a season AFTER tax.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s offer to keep hold of the defender in the capital is just a two-year contract worth £3.6m a campaign.