English Premiership

Arsenal target Serge Aurier

2014-05-13 12:49
Serge Aurier ready for a move abroad. Photograph:
Serge Aurier ready for a move abroad. Photograph: Getty Images.
Cape Town - Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Toulouse over a £7 million move for defender Serge Aurier.

The Ivory Coast international is seen as a possible replacement for defender Bacary Sagna, who has told the club he will be leaving when his contract expires next month and that Saturday's FA Cup final will be his final game for the Gunners.

According to goal.com, Aurier has impressed Arsene Wenger's scouting team with his performances for Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

The 21-year-old, is set to feature in the Soccer World Cup this summer and is regarded as a versatile defender who can fill in at left-back and centre-back as well as his favourite right-back role.

Aurier could become the Gunners' first summer signing as Wenger steps up plans to strengthen his squad despite not signing his own two-year contract extension that was agreed with Arsenal last October.

After leading the English Premiership for longer than any team this season, Arsenal ended up in fourth position in the final standings.

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