Speculative stories in England suggest that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is monitoring the progress of Killybegs native Seamus Coleman.
The 25-year-old played for Everton in their dramatic 3-3 Merseyside derby draw against Liverpool on Saturday at Goodison Park.
Sportsdirectnews said: “Arsene Wenger is considering Everton right-back Seamus Coleman as possible replacement for Bacary Sagna.
“The 30-year-old France international has continued to deflect the north London club’s attempts to keep him and looks set to either join Paris St-Germain or Monaco leaving Wenger in search of a replacement.
“The Republic of Ireland defender has been monitored by the Gunners for some time. Coleman already is an experienced defender with more than 100 appearances for the Goodison club and often likes to attack down the right flank, given the chance.”
The former Sligo Rovers defender continues to have an excellent season at Roberto Martinez’s Everton and was in the thick of the action on Saturday after another commendable display.
Everton were denied a first win over Liverpool since 2010 when Daniel Sturridge headed a leveller on 89 minutes on Saturday in a pulsating derby.
Philippe Coutinho gave the visitors an early lead but Kevin Mirallas equalised for Everton. However, Liverpool retook the lead through a free-kick from Luis Suarez before half-time.
Chances came and went at both ends before Romelu Lukaku, who had twice been thwarted by Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, side-footed home the equaliser for 2-2 before his towering header from Mirallas’s corner put the hosts ahead with eight minutes left. Sturridge, however, had the last word.