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Potential Sagna replacement doesn't want to talk about Arsenal

SS Lazio fans

Luis Pedro Cavanda has refused to be drawn on whether he would favour a move to Arsenal.

Bacary Sagna’s expiring contract continues to be a worry for Arsenal, his future uncertain as a renewal hasn’t been agreed and suitors queue up.

With each day it seems more likely the Frenchman will leave the Emirates this summer, signalling a changing of the guard at right-back.

The Gunners have repeatedly been linked with moves for a replacement - Manchester City’s Micah Richards the latest - though nothing definitive has come about yet.

And one man who isn’t interested in discussing an Arsenal switch is Lazio full-back Luis Pedro Cavanda.

“I have yet to fully develop and have no intention of stopping,” he told Belgian outlet Sport Foot Magazine.

“Arsenal following me? These are things for my agent to think about, I don’t want to talk about it.”

It’s a bit curious that Cavanda was asked about Arsenal - after all, he was linked with the club about a year ago but the trail has since gone cold.

At the time, Cavanda’s agent said he wasn’t aware of interest from the Gunners, but would be flattered if it were genuine.

The 23-year-old was also said to be on Everton’s radar last May, another situation that failed to develop - and he went on to sign a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico in July.

At any rate, it doesn’t seem Cavanda will be on his way to North London to replace Sagna - given the lack of a fresh link to Arsenal, a new Lazio deal, and his words on needing to continue his development.

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