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Rennes make transfer statement on Laurent Koscielny

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Earlier this month Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny revealed that he doesn’t want to travel with the club to US as he is eyeing a move away from the Premier League side.

It has been reported that Koscielny and Ligue 1 side Rennes have reached an agreement, however, the French club’s president Olivier Létang has dismissed the claims.

“We learned about [the so-called agreement] like you,” Olivier Létang told media in France. “Even my son told me it seems Koscielny is on his way.

“I told him that was false. He’s a good player with a lot of experience at international level.

“We met him twice last year. When we heard there was a chance he could leave in early June, we called Arsenal to ask if that was true because we could be interested.

“Around mid-June, they got back to us and told us they wanted to renew him. He wasn’t for sale.

“We haven’t had any more talks with the player. We have great respect for other clubs. We can’t talk with a player if the team don’t want him to leave, so I can say what came out this weekend is false and isn’t current.

“No, we haven’t spoken to Arsenal since mid-June. For me, there’s no point talking with the player if the door isn’t open.”

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