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Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna Offered Three-Year Deal by Man City; Player Set to Stay in Premier League

Defender could follow the likes of Nasri and Clichy in swapping the Emirates for the Etihad.

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Bacary Sagna could become the latest Gunners star to leave for Manchester City after the Eastlands club offered him a three-year deal, reports the Guardian.

The Frenchman is out of contract in June and can switch clubs on a free transfer at the end of the season.

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Inter Milan, PSG, Monaco, Liverpool and even Tottenham are keen on the 31-year-old but City have made the first move.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already broken the club’s general policy of handing players over 30 just a one-year deal with an offer of a two-year extension for Sagna but the right back wants another three years in the Premier League and City are willing to give it to him and significantly increase his £50,000-a-week wages.

If Sagna swaps the Emirates for the Etihad, he would follow Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy, all of whom made the switch between 2009 and 2011.

The Guardian understands Wenger is ‘extremely keen’ to keep Sagna, who has been back to his best this season, making 35 appearances so far.

The France international, who joined the Gunners from Auxerre in 2007, has made over 250 appearances for the London outfit and is set to start in Saturday’s crucial clash with City.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan president Erick Thohir believes Sagna will stay in the Premier League next season.

After telling the Nerazzurri’s official website he was keen on Sagna, Thohir is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “I think (Bacary) Sagna won’t arrive because he has decided to stay in the Premier League.

“Right now we only have (Yuto) Nagatomo and Jonathan. If one of them gets injured you need somebody else to come in.

“But we have to accept the fact he (Sagna) wants to stay in England. We understand and in that case we might bring in a young player from our academy.”

 

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