Arsenal set to offer new deal

Arsenal are set to offer Bacary Sagna a new contract in the next fortnight to fend off interest from abroad, The Metro claim.

The France international has been a solid performer for the Gunners since moving to north London in 2007 from Auxerre, but has raised concerns with the number of players that have left the Emirates Stadium side of late.

With Sagna’s current contract running out in the summer of 2014, Arsene Wenger is keen to avoid another star’s deal running into its last year, and wants a solution in the next two weeks.

Sagna is drawing attention from Real Madrid and Inter, with the Italian side thought to have made approaches for the full-back in the last two transfer windows.

Sagna is currently recovering from a broken leg, which forced him to miss Euro 2012 and the start of the 2012-13 domestic season for the Londoners. However, the player has returned to team training this week.

By Gareth McKnight