• Premier League

Sagna denies Paris Saint-Germain approach

ESPN staff
May 16, 2013
Bacary Sagna has failed to commit himself to Arsenal © Getty Images

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will not close the door on a move to Paris Saint-Germain or Monaco this summer.

Sagna has revealed that his Gunners team-mates have been joking that he is set for a move to the Parisien club this summer, yet he insisted he has yet to decide on his next move as his Arsenal contract edges towards its final year.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated his hope that Sagna will commit his future to the club and sign a new contract this summer, but it seems as if the experienced full-back is keen to keep his options open.

"Of course it makes me proud to read PSG are interested. They are a very attractive club," he is quoted as saying in Le 10 Sport. "Personally I've not been approached by PSG. I don't know if they have contacted my agent or if these are rumours.

"At Arsenal, in the dressing room they tease me every day telling me I will leave to play at PSG, but it is speculation. I don't know what is going to happen.

"I could very well extend my contract here in London but equally I could leave at the end of the season. I only have one year left on my contract. We will see.

"At the moment I am fully focused on Arsenal. I don't know what will happen this summer. I have to see the directors again regarding an extension to my contract. Monaco would be a new challenge. I don't close any door to PSG, Monaco or Arsenal."

With Sagna stalling on the prospect of signing a new deal with Arsenal, he may be set to play his last game for the club in Sunday's Premier League fixture at Newcastle, with the Gunners looking for a final day victory that would secure their place in next season's Champions League.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.