Agent confirms Arsenal star will be signing for Manchester City

Bacary Sagna looks set to swap Arsenal for Manchester City after his agent played down talk of a move to Napoli.

Arsenal secured their first trophy in almost nine years with the 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull City in May, and whilst fans will hope that the return of silverware to the club will be appealing to potential new signings, they're having trouble convincing one player to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

French full back Sagna, 31, has been Arsenal's right back ever since his 2007 move from Auxerre, and he has gone on to make almost 300 appearances for the Gunners as a key part of the defence under Arsene Wenger in North London.

Yet with his contract set to expire, it seems Sagna is set to part ways with Arsenal despite the Gunners' bids to keep him at the club. And, much to the dismay of Arsenal fans, it seems Sagna is set to become the latest Arsenal star to move to the riches of Manchester City.

The likes of Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor have all made the same move, with plenty of money on offer at the Etihad Stadium in order to entice players to the club.

However, Manuel Pellegrini's side weren't the only team to register an interest in the French international, as Rafael Benitez's Napoli have also reportedly asked about the possibility of him relocating to Italy in order to join the Naples club, but Sagna's agent Laurent Gutsmuth says he won't be moving to Serie A - because he's set to sign for City.

"It's true that we were contacted, but for information only," Gutsmuth said of Napoli's interest. "We never spoke about figures. He should be signing for Manchester City."

The news all but confirms what has been speculated for some time - that Arsenal will need to be in the market for a new right back this summer, with Toulouse star Serge Aurier the clear favourite to be signed as Sagna's replacement.

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