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The central defender’s contract expires in 2014 but the Gunners are said to be keen to ward off the rumoured interest from Inter by persuading him to sign an extension

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Laurent Koscielny is in talks with Arsenal over committing his long-term future to the club, according to L'Equipe.

The France international still has two years left on his current contract with the Gunners but manager Arsene Wenger is said to be keen to tie the defender down to a new deal amidst interest from a number of top sides around Europe, including Inter.

The north London side are said to have offered Koscielny an extension that would bind him to the Emirates until June 2017.

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The 26-year-old centre-back, who has been capped four times by les Bleus, joined the side from Lorient in 2010.

Koscielny made just one appearance at Euro 2012 but drew plenty of praise from the French press for his performance in the 2-0 quarter-final defeat to eventual champions Spain.

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