Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has rejected an offer from Brighton.

Sagna, who is currently out of contract, has interest from several clubs but has recently turned down the chance to join newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion.

That’s according to L’Equipe via talkSPORT who report that while the French right-back has plenty of offers, he will not be joining the Seagulls. Sagna has been linked with a return with Arsenal as the Gunners are in need of more defensive cover.

He was released by Manchester City this summer as manager Pep Guardiola looked to overhaul his options at full-back, eventually bringing in Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur and Danilo from Real Madrid.

Sagna, now 34, spent three seasons at City after running down his contract at Arsenal in 2014. He spent much of his time at the Etihad Stadium sharing games with Pablo Zabaleta, who has since joined West Ham United.

The veteran defender is said to have offers from several Ligue 1 sides, as well as interest from Leicester City and West Ham United. Manchester United and Chelsea have also been mentioned.

Although Sagna is free to join a club at any time, he wouldn’t be able to play until January at the earliest due to registration rules.