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Bacary Sagna could make unlikely Premier League move despite interest from European giants

Frenchman Sagna prefers move to Italy rather than return to English football

Bacary Sagna could be on his way to Italy to join Inter or AC Milan, despite interest from Leicester City.

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare admitted they were keen on bringing the right-back to Leicester.


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Sagna was released from the Manchester club at the end of last season

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Sagna was released from the Manchester club at the end of last season

The Frenchman played in the Champions League for City last year

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The Frenchman played in the Champions League for City last year

During his press conference yesterday, he said: “We are aware of the situation. We will look at it and review. We are not sure of his situation, so we would need to follow that up.

“We have good defensive cover at the moment and players who can cover in different positions but you always have to make sure that you are aware where the cover might come from if you have one or two injuries.”

The former Arsenal man alluded to the fact he will be keeping a close eye on the Milan derby on Sunday.

“I will definitely watch the Milan derby. Italian football has always fascinated me. These are the games you always want to play. I expect a high level and a draw,” he said to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 34-year-old spent seven long years at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger

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The 34-year-old spent seven long years at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger

Leicester are reportedly interested in signing Sagna, but he prefers a move to Italy

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Leicester are reportedly interested in signing Sagna, but he prefers a move to Italy

“I follow Serie A, there are other big teams like Napoli, Roma, Milan and Juve. It’s a competitive championship.

“I had the opportunity to sign up with several clubs in Turkey and England, plus interest in Portugal, France and Italy.

“But I love to compete at the highest levels, I know my value. To get back to the pitch I’m looking for an ambitious team. It’s not a question of money.”

Sagna has been a free agent since his contract with Manchester City expired in June, and will be looking for regular first team football again.