ABOVE: Bayern Munich and Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny
There is interest. I know that Laurent is part of a shortlist of three or four players for both clubs.
Koscielny's agent Stephane Courbois
ARSENAL have been warned they face a major fight to keep hold of £15m-rated defender Laurent Koscielny.
Koscielny has already opened the exit door by claiming he could walk away if Arsenal fail to show ambition in the transfer market.
And his agent Stephane Courbois has now admitted that Koscielny, who has four years left on his contract, is a target for both European giants.
He said: “There is interest. I know that Laurent is part of a shortlist of three or four players for both clubs.”
Koscielny scored the crucial goal in a 1-0 win over Newcastle on the final day of the campaign to secure Champions League football for the north Londoners.
But his recent warning echoes the feelings of Robin van Persie, who left the Emirates for Man United last summer.
The Dutch ace cited the club’s lack of drive to win major trophies as a key reason behind his decision to quit.
Bacary Sagna’s Arsenal future also remains in doubt after he refused to rule out a return to France for a “new challenge”.
Big-spending PSG and Monaco are keen on the right-back.