Bacary Sagna in talks over new Arsenal deal

Bacary Sagna is Arsenal's first-choice right-back. Photo: PA

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has confirmed he is in talks to extend his contract, but the full-back has not ruled out a return to France for a "new challenge" in the future.

Sagna, 30, is entering into the final season of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, and so could become a free agent this time next year and agree a lucrative Bosman transfer.

Big-spending pair Paris St Germain and Monaco are said to be monitoring the situation, but former Auxerre defender Sagna, who has twice recovered from broken leg, hinted he would be happy to stay on at Arsenal if an agreement can be brokered.

Speaking to L'Equipe, Sagna said: "There are [talks], but I still haven't extended my contract.

"I am talking, and I am not at a bad club either."

When asked whether he could return to play in France, Sagna, who is currently on international duty, added: "It is possible.

"We would have to see in which conditions and, in sporting terms, what they propose. I won't go just anywhere.

"If I stay at Arsenal, I will try to have a good season, there's the World Cup at the end of it.

"If I am to leave, it will be a new challenge."