Agent in talks with Arsenal over transfer of £90k-a-week star defender

Arsenal have had a quiet transfer window as the London club are yet to announce any arrivals despite being linked with a host of players.

However, news from England reveals that there could be a high-profile departure from the club this season. The Daily Telegraph reports that club captain Laurent Koscielny is mauling a transfer move away from the club in the summer.

Koscielny is currently the longest-serving player at the club and is regarded as the leader of the team. The Frenchman who turns 34 next season played a key role for the club last season despite his long-term absence due to an Achilles injury.

The report reveals that Koscienly is keeping his option open and has not ruled out a return to France. It is understood that Lyon and Rennes have expressed interest in the 33-year-old defender.

Koscielny is expected to make his decision in the coming weeks with an exit from the club looking like the most likely scenario.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery would have a tough task replacing the long-serving defender. It would be better if the club could convince him to stay for one more season due to their limited transfer budget. Koscielny showed last season that he is not finished with a string of quality performances for the Gunners.

His wages of £90,000 a week is also not a large amount that would worry the club and it remains to be seen if he would decide to stay for one more season at the Emirates stadium.

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