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Osasuna reject Arsenal bid for Cesar Azpilicueta

Osasuna have rejected an offer from Arsenal for fullback Cesar Azpilicueta.

The News of the World says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been impressed with the 20-year-old and sources in Pamplona believe a four million euro offer was tabled by the Frenchman.

Osasuna rebuffed the approach but may be willing to broker a deal if the player is allowed to stay on loan in La Liga until the end of the season.

President Patxi Izco accepts it is only a matter of time before Azpilicueta is competing on a bigger stage but Manchester City have also been tracking his progress.

Indeed, Mark Hughes is understood to have watched the right-back in person.

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