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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will target Everton right-back Seamus Coleman should Bacary Sagna confirm his intention to become a free agent in the summer, according to Alan Nixon at The Mirror.
Costly Coleman Choice
Coleman signed a five-year contract extension last December; therefore, Everton are in the power position when negotiating a transfer fee.
Wenger's last two signings from Everton, Mikel Arteta (£10 million) and Francis Jeffers (£8 million), were mid-ranged payments, so Arsenal will expect a £10-15 million valuation for Coleman.
Give Carl Jenkinson A Chance
If Wenger feels Coleman is not value for money, Jenkinson should be Sagna's successor.
Who backs up Jenkinson? What about Hector Bellerin, on loan at Watford?
At the end of the season, Wenger will have to consult his scouts and ask Watford manager Gianfranco Zola for an honest opinion on the likelihood of Bellerin making the next step up.
If you're a Gooner who is obsessively making transfers on FIFA 14 or Football Manager and you're wondering if there are possible right-back targets, you should keep an eye out for Tony Jantschke of Borussia Monchengladbach.
With the Gunners' growing German contingent, Jantschke would fit right in.
He has split his time between centre- and right-back this season, providing the foundations for Gladbach's six-game winning streak in the Bundesliga, second only to Bayern Munich's seven straight wins.
A popular transfer target on social media is Serge Aurier of Toulouse.
"Playing in England one day is my dream," he said, via Get French Football. "Only God know's my future. Arsenal, why not?"
Aurier has mainly played as a right-sided centre-back but is more dangerous in a right wing-back role.
While he leads Toulouse in league assists (four), he loses the ball 61 percent of the time he tries to dribble.
Jantschke is a safer option than Aurier.