Arsenal dealt blow as €30m Koscielny replacement renews with Serie A side

One of Arsenal’s top targets to replace Laurent Koscielny has disappointed them by signing a new contract with Torino.

Club captain Koscielny is set to leave Arsenal after nearly a decade, having caused a stir by refusing to travel for the club’s pre-season tour – a decision which has left the likes of Arsene Wenger and Ian Wright perplexed.

Several names have been lined up to replace the Frenchman, but one man who will not be joining is Armando Izzo, who has signed a contract extension at Torino.

Izzo’s agent was seen in London last month, fuelling speculation that a move to Arsenal could be on the cards. A €30m asking price was suggested, which was also said to be of interest to Manchester United and Everton.

However, Torino have confirmed that the Italian international will be staying in Serie A after putting pen to paper on a new deal until 2024.