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Arsenal target Kondogbia open to summer offers

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May 28, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Geoffrey Kondogbia has received rave reviews in Spain this season © Getty Images
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Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has admitted he could leave the club this summer, after attracting interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Kondogbia, 20, enjoyed an impressive debut campaign at the Spanish club - provoking admiring comments from Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, while also reportedly drawing interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

La Liga behemoths Real Madrid have also been widely tipped to approach the Frenchman this summer - but Kondogbia insists he is happy to honour the five-year deal he signed with the Seville club 12 months ago.

"I have four years left of my contract, but you never know," Kondogbia told Onda Cero Radio. "My goal is to finish the season and continue at Sevilla."

When pushed on prospective destinations, he added: "What do I think of Madrid? I like Madrid, as I like other clubs. But I am happy at Sevilla."

Other top sides including Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and AC Milan have also been linked with the player in recent times, who joined Sevilla for €3 million from Lens in 2012.

Speaking last month, Arsenal boss Wenger said: "I don't really want to talk about Kondogbia too much because everyone's after him at the moment.

"When you ask 'Are you also interested?', what do you expect me to say?"

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