Arsenal transfer news: Sagna confirms exit, Kallstrom could stay and 'keepers targeted


All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this morning.

Bacary Sagna has reportedly told Arsenal he will be leaving the club this summer. The French international right-back is out of contract this summer and has been linked with Manchester City over the last couple of weeks.

Plenty of other teams are said to be keen, and Sky Sports understands the 31-year-old has informed the club he will reject their latest contract offer.

He is set to announce his future destination before the World Cup in Brazil.

Arsenal are said to be eyeing up both John Ruddy and David Marshall to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the goalkeeper position at the club. Lukasz Fabianski will be leaving the club this summer on a free transfer. The Pole has been in good form this season but cover will be needed next term, and both the Norwich City and Cardiff City stopper are potential options.

Ruddy, who is also a target for Chelsea, may be the subject of a £6 million bid from the club.

Ray Parlour does not believe Arsenal should be signing former captain Cesc Fabregas this summer.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move back to The Emirates this summer, but the former Gunner says it would be a mistake to bring him back:

“The problem with Fabregas is where do you put him in the team? They have got very similar players to Fabregas – they have Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere – if you bring Fabregas back where do you fit him in? He was great for the club but forwards should be much more of a priority. You look at Manchester City and Liverpool and they have much better forwards.”

Kim Kallstrom has been speaking about his time at Arsenal and the potential to stay at The Emirates. The Swedish international joined up with the club on loan in January from Spartak Moscow. He spent most of his time at the club on the treatment table after suffering a back injury but was generally impressive in the few appearances he did make.

And he believes he could make a return to the club next season.

"We had a long talk about everything. They were really happy with my work. Yes. We we will see what happens. I had a fantastic time at Arsenal and like their style."

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