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Arsenal set price for clubs to sign Laurent Koscielny after tour refusal

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal set price for clubs to sign Laurent Koscielny after tour refusal Comment Laurent Koscielny is determined to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have slapped an £8.8million price tag on Laurent Koscielny following the defender’s refusal to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.The Frenchman stunned club officials by arriving at the club’s training ground on the day of their flight to the States and telling Unai Emery that he would not form part of the squad.Koscielny, 33, is club captain but wants to return to France and reports claim the defender is angry at a supposed broken promise from the club that would have allowed him to depart this summer for free.The defender earns around £90,000-a-week at the Emirates and Arsenal see no reason why they should pass on a transfer fee by releasing Koscielny for free.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jul 2019 8:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link561Shares Koscielny wants to be released from his contract (Picture: Getty)The Evening Standard claims Arsenal want €10m (£8.8m) to let Koscielny leave this summer and will not grant him his request of leaving on a free transfer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThat fee is likely to deter the likes of Lyon and Bordeaux, who could not afford Koscielny’s wages on top of an inflated fee for a 33-year-old.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalKoscielny, should his desperation continue, may explore the possibility of buying out the remaining 12 months of his contract.His £90,000-a-week wages amount to around £4.8m-a-year, though it would be an extreme measure after spending nine years in north London.MORE: Patrick Mouratoglou explains why Novak Djokovic is the GOAT – not Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal Advertisementlast_img

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