Arsenal agree 5-year provisional contract with William Saliba

Our colleagues at Foot Mercato report that North London side Arsenal have agreed a 5-year provisional contract with 18-year-old central defender William Saliba.

The French youth international and teenager has recently extended his deal with St Étienne until 2023.

Gladbach, Manchester City and Manchester United have also been in touch about the player’s situation.

Arsenal will have to enter into transfer negotiations with St Étienne now and do so quickly, as Premier League and Serie A clubs have positioned themselves rapidly and recently.

L’Équipe additionally understand that all parties in this negotiation agree that any deal would see Saliba return to St Étienne on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.




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