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Arsenal interested in Udinese right-back Dusan Basta as Sagna replacement

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3.65K   //    25 Dec 2013, 03:00 IST
Serbia's Basta challenges Macedonia's Alioski during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Jagodina

Serbia’s Basta challenges Macedonia’s Alioski during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Jagodina

According to reports from TalkSport, Arsenal have revived their interest in Udinese’s right-back Dusan Basta as Bacary Sagna’s future remains in doubt.

Sagna hasn’t signed a new deal at the club yet and his current contract runs out next summer, meaning Arsene Wenger could have no choice but to look around for a replacement. The Frenchman has admitted he has no regrets over his time at Arsenal, stating he was angry when the club sold the likes of Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie.

Arsenal were said to be interested in Basta last season but the Serie A side refused to sanction his sale, but it is now believed they are open to entertaining offers for the £7 million-rated Serbia international at the end of the season.

The Gunners are not the only side monitoring the former Red Star Belgrade defender as Inter – under new ownership – seek his talents.

Both Basta and Sagna have completed 11 key passes in their respective league games this season. However, the Udinese star has won 21 tackles, with a success of 53%. While Sagna has won just 13 tackles, with a tackle success of 57%.

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