Arsenal’s first team stars return for pre-season training next week, which got us wondering, will they be joined by a big-money arrival from a continent far, far away? Keep reading for our latest transfer tittle-tattle round-up.
Saint Etienne have doubled down on their determination to keep Saliba next season even if they agree on a deal to sell him this summer. It sounds as though the 18-year-old is happy with that situation, as relayed by chairman Bernard Caizzo.
“He will stay this season,” he told But! Football Club [translated by Sport Witness]. “That’s an imperative condition if we are to find an agreement for his transfer. We’ve clearly defined the conditions. It’s also William’s wish. He wants to wear the green shirt this season, to play in the Europa League, and he wants to get better before leaving.”
Will we still pursue a deal? Possibly.
Not for the first time this summer it’s being reported that we’re looking at Argentine defender Walter Kanneman.
The 28-year-old plays for Brazilian side Gremio (does this have Edu’s fingerprints on it?) and apparently has a £17 million buyout clause. It’s said that Wolves are also sniffing around.
Obviously, any link with a central defender is welcome, but, taking our lead from @stillberto, we’re not particularly inspired by this one.
As per our story this morning, AS are reporting that we’re rubbing out thighs seductively in the direction of Real Madrid’s Lucas Vasquez. Honestly, we think it’s nonsense. He’s 28-years-old, a Bernabeu long-timer, his stats are poop and he’d cost the best part of £30 million.
It feels like our well-known eagerness to sign a wide player is spurring sports desks across the world to generate spurious links with random wingers.