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Arsenal have decided to match Tottenham’s bid for William Saliba

RMC report that Arsenal have decided to match a bid made by rivals Tottenham on Saturday for 18-year-old William Saliba, €30m + bonuses, and will do so formally in the coming hours.

A meeting occurred between Tottenham and Les Verts on Saturday, at which point Spurs formally made this bid. Les Verts are not in a rush to close the deal and will take their time for two reasons:

The first is that they want to figure out which club the player would rather join and the second, is they believe by delaying concluding a deal with either side yet further, they could incite a bidding war between the North London rivals that would ultimately see them receive a bigger fee at the end.

One to watch in the coming hours…

 

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