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Koscielny considers buying out £90k-per-week contract to leave Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny could buy out his Arsenal contract in order to seal a return to France.

The 33-year-old refused to travel with the Gunners when they departed for the US on Thursday.

His actions were condemned by the club, who released a statement, saying: "We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions.

"Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour. We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time."

Rennes, Lyon and Bordeaux are all keen on the Frenchman.

Metro says Koscileny is weighing whether to pay the remaining amount of his £90,000 per week contract, which is set to expire in June.

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