Transfer news

Arsenal unlikely to loan Sanogo

May 30, 2013
By ESPN staff

Arsenal are unlikely to loan Yaya Sanogo back to Auxerre once his move to the Premier League side is complete.

Yaya Sanogo
GettyImagesYaya Sanogo scored eight goals in seven appearances for Auxerre last season

Sanogo, 20, is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Gunners shortly, with reports in France already suggesting that he has completed a medical.

The Ligue 2 side had hoped the France Under-21 striker would return on loan but it appears Arsene Wenger has plans to put him straight into his first-team squad.

Auxerre chairman Guy Cotret told a French radio station: “He will only loan him back to us if he considers the player is not ready to join his team after the pre-season preparations. Otherwise he will not loan him.”