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Laurent Koscielny on the verge of completing his summer transfer switch to Bordeaux.

Arsenal has agreed on a transfer deal with Bordeaux for Laurent Koscielny after the Ligue 1 club made a bid of (£4.6m) for the defender.

The 33-year-old France international player had been lounging for a transfer back to his home country this summer, he refused to travel on a pre-season tour with his Arsenal teammate in order to force a transfer move.

Koscielny has a year left on his contract with the Gunners, Arsenal want him to stay after proposing a new contract deal to the French man but he rejected it, he feels undervalued and his ability in doubt by the Gunners.

However, Koscielny is set to have his medical with Bordeaux today and it’s believed to had agreed on personal terms with his new club.

Laurent Koscielny joined Arsenal in 2010 and made over 300 appearances for The Gunners.

It was understood that Arsenal manager Unai Emery had severally convinced the French man to stay with the Gunners.

Koscielny will turn 34 in September, but the coaching staff believed he can still be a significant player in this upcoming season.

Arsenal is still searching for a potential replacement for the defender and had contacted Juventus over the signing of Daniel Rugani, However, it is understood that the Italian valued the player in the region of £50m meanwhile The Gunners has exceeded their transfer budgets after completing a club-record deal of £72m for Nicolas Pepe.

so the transfer deal is unlikely to be finalised due to Juventus asking-price.


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