Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is in demand over a new contract, with reports suggesting the Frenchman is after a new three-year deal, with the Gunners only willing to entertain a two-year-deal.
The other facet to Sagna's contractual stalemate with Arsenal is the north London outfit's reluctance to offer a significant salary raise, with the 31-year-old likely to receive a far more lucrative financial package elsewhere. Manchester City, Liverpool and rivals Tottenham Hotspur all hold an interest.
But one destination that appears off is that of Inter Milan, with their president Erick Thohir suggesting the Gunners stalwart had turned his side down after previously telling Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport that Sagna had a decision to make on whether to join the Serie A side.eceive a markedly higher wage packet should he give into the overtures of the likes of Manchester City in the close season.
"Sagna has decided to stay in the Premier League," Thohir told journalists in Milan. "But we still need a new full-back."
Their search could now turn to Manchester United's wantaway left-back Patrice Evra, although Thohir said he had not been in touch about any potential deal.
The Inter president also distanced himself from rumours linking the Nerazzurri with moves for fellow Premier League duo Edin Dzeko and Fernando Torres to bolster the squad's attacking ranks.
"The media have raised these names," Thohir added. "All I can say is that we need a great player of their calibre."