Date: 9th March 2009 at 6:35pm
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Newcastle United centre-back Sebastien Bassong has gone on record stating that he is interested in moving to Arsenal in the summer, but insists his plans for a transfer will not hamper his performances for the Magpies.

Speaking to Foot Mercato the Frenchman stated, “Newcastle want to make me sign a contract extension. I`m waiting to see what they`re going to offer me.

“My agent told me about Arsenal`s interest. But I don’t think now is the moment to speak about it. I must be focused on my football and on the end of the season, we will see what happens then.

“At the moment I`m 100 percent focused on Newcastle and I don`t see any reason why this would change.

“But I would lie if I said that Arsenal are not a club I`m interested in. But many things can happen before we can speak about a transfer.”