The Italian Serie A side Inter Milan lost their main right back in the summer, and the Arsenal and France defender Bacary Sagna is high on their list of replacements.
31-year old Brazilian right back Maicon signed for Manchester City at the end of the summer transfer window after six years at the club. They have been alerted about the possibility of a swoop for Sagna after reports that he was unhappy with Arsenal transfer policy, specifically the sale of van Persie and Alex Song.
That has supposedly been sorted out, and Sagna cannot fail to be impressed with how well Arsenal have done without the two players this season. One problem may be the form of Carl Jenkinson. The young right back has had chance to settle in to the first team, and Sagna’s long lay off may mean he takes some time to get back to full fitness.
The Italian side will be watching developments carefully, aware that Sagna has less than two years to run on his current deal with the Gunners. The Frenchman is one of the players who has been talked about as a contract priority, as staff are determined not to have a repeat of the Nasri and van Persie situations.
Sagna is focused on getting himself back into action for Arsenal, but he will be aware of what is being said. I think that once he is playing and playing well again, everything will be sorted quickly.