Bacary Sagna is set to reject the final contract offer from Arsenal and bring an end to his eight-year stay at the club. The defender has already rejected two formal offers and boss Arsene Wenger confirmed a final attempt had been made to keep him at the club.
This final deal is believed to have been a two-year deal with the option for an extra 12 months but the £100,000 wage demands from Sagna have not been met. The 31-year old has told friends he won’t be putting pen to paper on the deal and that means he will be leaving the Gunners after the FA Cup final against Hull on May 17.
The player is currently a target for Galatasaray, Fenerbache and another Prem team in Man City. Sagna believes his next contract will be his last big one and he feels he can earn more elsewhere. He has also been infuriated with the club’s attitude as he feels he hasn’t been rewarded for his loyalty.
Now, Gunners’ chief Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a replacement, with Southampton’s Calum Chambers and Everton’s Seamus Colemanhaving been watched by Arsenal already and the two are believed to be the main targets.
By Charlie Gregory
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