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Arsenal make transfer decision on Laurent Koscielny?

Laurent Koscielny news

Arsenal reluctant to release Koscielny

Arsenal are reportedly holding out for a fee of around £8.8m for defender Laurent Koscielny amid the Frenchman's desire to leave the club.

The central defender has spent the past nine seasons with the north London giants and during this period, he has made more than 350 appearances across all competitions for the club.

According to Evening Standard, the Frenchman has no intention to join the Gunners for their pre-season tour of the United States and he wants to secure a Bosman move elsewhere.

The same publication suggests that Koscielny wants to buy out the final year of his deal but the Gunners are still holding out for around £8.8m to sanction his sale this summer.

Bordeaux are presently the favourites to sign the former Lorient ace and reports have suggested that they are prepared to reward with a three-year deal, provided the Frenchman is available on a free.