Arsenal are still at risk of losing William Saliba in the next summer transfer. The Gunners have also activated the option of extending his contract until the 2024 summer transfer window.
However, the French defender has not yet agreed on terms with the Gunners for a long-term contract. Hence, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring the situation
ARSENAL STRUGGLING TO AGREE ON TERMS FOR A LONG-TERM CONTRACT WITH WILLIAM SALIBA
According to reports, Arsenal are struggling to agree on terms with William Saliba over a long-term contract. However, they have activated the option of extending until the 2024 summer transfer window. Although, they are still at risk of losing their best defender in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims that his agent is asking for a big pay rise from the Gunners. Hence, the negotiations are happening positively but very slowly.
Another reason is that Arsenal are at the moment concentrating on signings in the January transfer window. Hence, there is a chance that the negotiations for the extension of contracts will happen after the January transfer window ends. Although, many fans on social media have said that the club should quickly get an agreement done with William Saliba. This is because it looks like top teams in Europe are also monitoring the situation of the young French defender.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ARE ALSO MONITORING THE SITUATION
According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring the situation of the Arsenal defender. However, no move will happen in the January transfer window. This is because the Gunners will not accept any bids for the defender in January. The Gunners are also trying their best to get him to sign a long-term contract. Hence, any chance of transfer happening will be in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims that the French giants are ready to offer him 250,000 per week.
Hence, Arsenal will have to be smart with their negotiations with the long-term contract. If nothing is getting agreed upon, the Gunners have to make sure to sell Saliba for the maximum price to Paris Saint-Germain. However, in recent months, Saliba has shown that he is open to staying with the Gunners under Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta has also said that the defender is willing to extend his contract. However, he has said that sporting director Edu Gaspar is taking care of the negotiations.
Therefore, it looks like Arsenal are progressing slowly in their contract negotiations with William Saliba. The Gunners are also in negotiations to extend the contracts of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Hence, it is clear that Mikel Arteta and the owners want to keep the young core of players at the club for many years.
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