Sagna set for third new contract offer

Arsenal are lining up a fresh contract offer for right back Bacary Sagna in a hope of finally persuading him to remain at the club, the Mail Online understands.

The right-back’s current deal is set to expire in the summer, when he will be free to discuss a potential Bosman move if no extension is agreed.

He has already rejected two offers from the club – one a further twelve months on the same wages and another for two years, which would have again seen him remain on £60k per week.

Paris Saint Germain and Monaco are monitoring the France international’s situation, and both have the financial clout to offer him a more lucrative deal than the ones previously put on the table by the Gunners.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal forward Gervinho has refused to admit that his time in North London was a failure, according to the Express.

The Ivory Coast international, who scored eleven goals in sixty-three appearances for the Gunners, moved to Roma last summer having fallen out of Arsene Wenger’s plans.

Finally, Barcelona midfielder Xavi has ruled out a move to the Premier League at the end of his career, according to Sky Sports.

The 34 year old, who recently made his 700th first team appearance for the Catalan club, has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the past, but has insisted that he will never walk away from the club.