PSG Launch Bid For African World Cup Star As Arsenal Drop Interest And Swoop To Sign Alternative

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French champions move for Ivorian, while Arsenal close in on Frenchman.

Paris Saint-Germain have made a move to sign Toulouse defender Serge Aurier, according to talkSPORT.

Aurier, 21, was rumoured to be Arsenal’s first choice to replace right-back Bacary Sagna, who joined Manchester City on a free transfer last month.

However, the Gunners have switched their attention to Newcastle United and France star Mathieu Debuchy, who is expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player in the coming days.

Aurier, who scored six goals and provided six assists in 34 Ligue 1 games last season, is still in high demand.

In addition to the interest from PSG, Aurier has also been linked with Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City.

However, PSG are believed to be leading the race for Aurier’s signature and the French champions are keen to get a deal done as soon as possible.

PSG have apparently set a deadline of Wednesday for Toulouse to respond to their offer.

Aurier and Debuchy both went to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with Ivory Coast and France respectively.

Debuchy started four games for France, while Aurier made three starts for his country.

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