Inter Milan have stepped up their courtship of Bacary Sagna by going public on their admiration for the player for the first time.
The 31-year-old right-back, who has been stalling on a new deal at the Emirates for much of the last 18 months, is out of contract in the summer and has been able to talk to interested parties since January.
Admitting that the experienced French international is a player on Inter’s radar, the club’s Indonesian president Erick Thohir told La Gazzetta dello Sport (translated by Sky Sports): “I’m not used to making announcements if there is not a signed contract.
“I can only say that we like Sagna and that at this point it all depends on him. If he does not arrive, we will take a younger right-back.”
Inter have already sealed the free transfer of Nemanja Vidic this summer as they look to reestablish themselves as serious Serie A title-challengers.
Arseblog News suspects Arsene may have to channel his inner-Sharon Stone if he’s going to win Sagna back from here on in. We weighed up photoshopping an image to represent this, but well…you know…perhaps not.