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Yaya Sanogo to Arsenal at "advanced stage"

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Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal are close to signing Auxerre starlet Yaya Sanogo.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that talks to sign Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo are at an "advanced stage".

The 20-year-old has fired nine goals in 11 appearances in Ligue 2 this season, becoming one of French football's brightest young prospects.

His contract expires in the summer, meaning that he is free to talk to other clubs.

"[The deal] is in the advanced stages, but it is not done," Sky Sports News quotes Wenger as saying.

Sanogo has made two appearances for the France Under-21 side.

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Auxerre's Yaya Sanogo during his side's match against St Etienne on October 1, 2011
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