Arsenal target Udinese ace

Dusan Basta

Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Udinese right back Dusan Basta next year, as Arsene Wenger steps up his pursuit of a long term replacement for Bacary Sagna, reports talkSPORT.

Basta is a player Wenger has had his eye on for some time, having been linked with the 29-year-old several times last season.

The Serie A refused to sanction the sale of a player who has been at the club since 2008, but it is now understood they are willing to listen to offers in the region of £7million at the end of the season.

Wenger is aware he could soon be without long serving full back Bacary Sagna, and has therefore identified the Serbian international as his successor.

Sagna is out of contract at the Emirates in June, and talks have yet to open over an extension to his current deal.

However Arsenal could face a battle for the full back’s signature.

Reports suggest Inter Milan have also registered an interest in the former Red Star Belgrade man.

The San Siro club have recently been taken over by Indonesian businessman Erick Thoir, and are hoping to strengthen in January to get their stuttering season back on track.


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