Arsenal have agreed to sell Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux and are planning to sign a new centre-back to replace their wantaway captain.
Koscielny went on strike earlier this summer by refusing to go on the Gunners’ pre-season tour, as he eyed a move back to his homeland.
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Though a return to France on a free transfer was ruled out by Arsenal, BBC Sport’s David Ornstein claims Bordeaux have agreed to pay around £4.6million for the centre-back.
He is having his medical on Tuesday morning and the details of his contract need to be ironed out before Koscielny’s switch to the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux is made official.
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The Gunners hope to replace Koscielny with a new centre-half before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.
They are reported to have had a bid rejected by RB Leipzig for Dayot Upamecano earlier this week, while Daniele Rugani, the Juventus defender, is another target .
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