Premier League side Arsenal has reached an agreement with Bourdeaux over the transfer of defender Laurent Koscielny.
As reported by Sky Sports, the two clubs have agreed a £4.6m deal for the transfer of the Frenchman. According to reports, it was thought that Rennes was Koscielny's preferred choice but the clubs failed to agree on a fee.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery was keen made several attempts to convince his captain to stay but now with the Frenchman set to leave this would force the north London club to enter market for a central defender. The Gunners are interested in signing Dayot Upemecano from the RB Leipzig but reports suggest that a combination of value and the player wanting to stay for Champions League football could make the transfer difficult.
Daniele Rugani is also an option. Juventus are understood to be willing to release Rugani following the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt. Juve may consider a loan with an option to buy.
Fee agreed between Arsenal & Bordeaux for Laurent Koscielny is up to €5m max. Medical as we speak, contract needs finalising. #AFC hope to sign a centre-back + retain Kieran Tierney interest despite injury. Carl Jenkinson to Nottingham Forest talks advanced #FCGB #CelticFC #NFFC— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 6, 2019