Laurent Koscielny ‘reaches agreement with Rennes’ as defender continues to try and force Arsenal exit
- Laurent Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal but has had his wishes rejected
- The Frenchman refused to go on the Gunners’ pre-season tour of USA
- The centre-back and Rennes have come to an agreement over a deal
Laurent Koscielny has reportedly reached a contractual agreement with Rennes.
Arsenal announced last week that the former France international had refused to fly to the United States and it is understood his decision came after his request to have his contract terminated and find a new club was rejected.
The player, who has one year left on his contract, is doing everything he can to force a move back to his home country and has been in negotiations with Rennes, according to RMCsport.
Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the United States for Arsenal’s pre-season tour
The veteran defender is seeking a return to France but Arsenal are so far refusing
The French outlet claim the two parties have come to an agreement and now all that remains is to convince Arsenal to sanction a transfer.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Arsenal boss Unai Emery spoke to Koscielny three times in a forlorn attempt to get his captain on the club’s pre-season tour.
Following the Gunners’ 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids, Emery was quizzed on the situation regarding Koscielny and the Spaniard admitted he had spoken to the 33-year-old defender on numerous occasions but had been unable to convince him to travel.
Koscielny has been talking to Rennes and the two parties have come to an agreement
‘He started training with us this pre-season and I spoke with him three times for his situation,’ Emery said at his post-match press conference.
‘We wanted him to come with us on this tour but he decided to stay. Now it is a matter for the club and for the player.
‘We spoke with a good spirit for both the team and him but this is his decision, only his decision. He’s speaking only with the club.’
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