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Arsenal fail with bid for Atletico Madrid fullback Juanfran

Arsenal have failed with an opening bid for Atletico Madrid fullback Juanfran.

The Mirror says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger targeted the 29-year-old last summer and made fresh enquiries to try and make him Bacary Sagna's replacement. Sagna is set to join Manchester City on a free.

Spanish international Juanfran was outstanding in Atletico Madrid's march to the Champions League final and Arsenal made were keen on a £9m deal.

But it is believed that Juanfran made it clear he wanted to stay put at Atletico and Arsenal will keep looking.

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