It looks as though there may be a positive outcome to the William Saliba transfer saga with Sport Witness reporting that Arsenal will beat Sp*rs to the signing of the 18-year-old defender.
Quoting But! Football Club, it’s looking like the Gunners could confirm their second signing of the summer in the coming days.
We appear to have settled on a €30 million package and are prepared to let Saliba stay on loan at Saint-Etienne for the whole of next season.
Five days ago, it looked as though Daniel Levy was going to steal the France under-20 international from under our noses with a bid timed to coincide with our management boarding a plane for the States. You almost have to admire that level of shithousery.
Arsenal set to win race to sign William Saliba. Close to completion after Saint Etienne centre-back opted for #AFC. Loan back to #ASSE next season. Also working on loan for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos & continue pursuit of Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney #RMFC #CelticFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 17, 2019
In further positive news, it sounds as though we’re making progress in our talks with Real Madrid about a loan move for Dani Ceballos.
Marca report that Unai Emery has been pushing hard for the midfielder, a star of Spain’s victorious under-21 side at the recent European Championships, and that Ceballos is very open to testing himself in England.
As was the case with Denis Suarez in January, we won’t have a compulsory purchase option at the end of the loan.