Reports in March claimed Manchester City had opened talks with Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna regarding a possible three-year deal.
The Frenchman is approaching the end of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, and as yet no new deal with the Gunners has been agreed.
But following the report from the Guardian, things went quiet, until now.
Italian website TMW is reporting that talks have recently intensified between Sagna and City prior to a possible summer switch.
With the season coming to a close and no announcement forthcoming from Arsenal – despite a number of first-team stars renewing in recent months – it does appear Sagna could be heading for the exit.
But it would be quite a blow if Arsene Wenger lost yet another player to the blue half of Manchester, following the moves of Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and Samir Nasri.
For now it remains pure speculation, but at 31, Sagna may feel the time is right for one last big move that could see him win the trophies that have eluded him during his time in North London.
Sagna remains a vital part of Arsenal’s back-line and has made 44 appearances for them so far this season. But he may only add a few more before he is off for good.