No offer, but Barca interested in Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny says agent

The agent of Gunner Laurent Koscielny, Stephane Courbis, has denied that FC Barcelona has made a formal offer to Arsenal FC for the player, but has revealed that he has the Catalan club is interested in him. “There has been no contact with Barcelona but I know that both Barca and Bayern have included his name on a list of three or four candidates to strengthen their defense,” he explained to Eurosport, France.

27 year-old Koscielny, is under contract to Arsenal until June 2017, which means that the Catalan club must negotiate the signing of the France international should they want him. Football experts emphasize his versatility as he can play in a central position or wide and has an offensive side to him, which suits Koscielny to Barca’s style of play.

Anyway, the first option is that of Thiago Silva, who has been the request of Barca coach Tito Vilanova. However, Barca’s president Sandro Rosell says his enormous salary makes Silva prohibitive because such a salary would cause a stir in the dressing room.
Once Barca signed Neymar, the goal is to bolster the defense with a solid central figure.

Laurent Koscielny has had his best season since joining Arsenal in a £8.5m switch from Lorient three years ago and now that he is now a starter for France, Arsene Wenger would hate to lose him.

A few weeks back Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich were also linked to the much improved centre half for the princely sum of £15million. At 1m 86cm, Laurent Koscielny ticks all of the right boxes for Barca coach Tito Vilanova and would be a great addition to the club for his versatility.

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  1. George Smith says

    If Wenger sell Kos because he can make 5 to 10 million,it will unravel the central defence.THat is unless and until Wenger gets someone better than Kos. Towards the end of last season the gunners cd finally began to click.A new guy,even wc,will take some time to integrate into the defnce.


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