Nasri contract talks set to continue next week

Arsenal will continue their prolonged talks with midfielder Samir Nasri next week, in hope of tying the Frenchman down to a new long-term contract.

The 23-year-old has just under a year to run on his current deal but he has yet to agree an extension with the Gunners, leading to speculation that he will leave the Emirates this summer.

However, Nasri himself dropped a hint in May that he is likely to stay, revealing that he ‘believes’ in manager Arsene Wenger’s project at the club.

“There is not much to say, apart from don’t listen to all the rumours. I feel we had the best squad and played the best football [last season]. If the boss adds some good players, I really believe a trophy will be won,” Nasri told The Sun.

Nasri’s likely contract extension means that Arsenal will go into next season with key players still at the Emirates including skipper Cesc Fabregas.

Meanwhile, negotiations are also set to continue over the transfer of Lille forward Gervinho next week in what is expected to be a busy seven days for Ivan Gazidis & co.

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