Serge Aurier: Arsenal line up £7m replacement for Bacary Sagna
Arsene Wenger is seeking a new right-back
Arsenal have reportedly opened talked over a move for £7m-rated defender Serge Aurier.
Arsene Wenger must find a new right-back with hopes that Bacary Sagna would sign a new contract all but being extinguished.
While the Gunners have Carl Jenkinson to call on, it's expected that Wenger will have to enter the transfer market in order to adequately replace the departing Frenchman who will play his last game in Saturday's FA Cup final.
Reports today suggest attention will be turned to Aurier, with preliminary talks being held with Toulouse over a deal.
Arsenal fans should get an opportunity to watch the 21-year-old in action this summer with the versatile defender a regular in the Ivory Coast team that will be competing in the World Cup in Brazil.
Predominantly a right-back, Aurier can also play in the centre or at left-back. He's also not shy of getting forward, scoring six goals and collecting an equal number of assists in Ligue 1 this term.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election