Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to sell Samir Nasri until he has his replacement signed up. The Daily Mail says Manchester City and Manchester United are keen on a big-money move for Nasri - who is in the final 12 months of his contract.
But Wenger will not open the Emirates exit door for the 24-year-old until he is sure of landing a player he feels can fill the former Marseille man's boots.
Nasri has rejected a new five-year deal worth £90,000-per-week and is understood to be keen on a move away from the Emirates this summer.
But Wenger is well aware of the gaping hole Nasri would leave in his team and is determined to have a replacement lined-up before sanctioning his departure.