Bacary Sagna is reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Arsenal over a new contract.
The Frenchman’s representatives have held fresh but positive talks with the North London outfit over a contract extension and the ‘Gunners’ hierarchy are confident the defender will reject offers from outside.
Should the 31-year-old right-back choose to remain at the Emirate Stadium he could earn €90,000-a-week wage, as offered by the club for a two-year deal which includes an option for a third year. The offer falls short of the player’s €120,000-a-week demands but further inducements have subsequently been tabled to boost his motivation at the club
Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Inter Milan are reportedly queuing for Sagna’s signature, with the player free to leave Arsenal on a free in the summer and able to sign a pre-contract agreement with suitors.
However, that is likely not going to be as there is growing confidence among the club’s hierarchy that 18 months of negotiations will result in a successful outcome for the club.