Arsenal are in talks to signal centre-back William Saliba from Saint Etienne, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
It’s understood that Arsenal are negotiating a deal which might see the 18-year-old loaned straight again to the Ligue 1 facet subsequent season, with the defender becoming a member of Arsenal’s squad for the start of the 2020/21 season.
That deal would assist ease the pressure on the Gunners switch finances this summer season as they appear to get transfers for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, and Celtic defender Kieran Tierney over the road.
Saint Etienne president Roland Romeyer stated final week that the defender can be staying in Ligue 1 for one more season.
“He will stay at the club this season,” he stated.
“It is an imperative condition should we come to an agreement for his transfer. It’s also William’s wish.”
Saliba made 19 appearances for St Etienne in all competitions final season and was rewarded with a brand new contract which expires in the summertime of 2023.
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