City closing in on Sagna

Premier League title favourites Manchester City have offered a three-year deal to Arsenal full back Bacary Sagna, according to the Guardian.

The France international is set to be out of contract at the end of the season, and after nearly seven trophyless years in North London, is considering his options.

If the move materialises, the 31 year old will become fifth player to make the switch from the Emirates to the Etihad over the past few years following the transfers of Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri.

Meanwhile, former Gunners midfielder Stewart Robson has suggested that Jack Wilshere should move to pastures new if he wants to become world-class, the Express understands.

The England international, who is currently side-lined with a fractured foot that is likely to rule him out for the rest of the season, was given a withering assessment by former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes recently, saying that he had not really progressed in five years, and Robson agrees.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for the England international in the past, and Robson believes that a change of scenery, and manager, could be of highly beneficial to the midfielder.