Saint-Etienne president sends message to Arsenal over William Saliba

first_imgArsenal are being heavily linked with William Saliba this summer (Picture: Getty)Saint-Etienne president Roland Romeyer has stressed that the club are under no obligation to sell William Saliba to Arsenal.The Gunners are on the hunt for a central defender this summer and Unai Emery has identified Saliba as a target along with the likes of Dan-Axel Zagadou and Joachim Andersen.Reports last week claimed that Arsenal had an offer of €23m bid plus €7m bonuses rejected by Saint-Etienne for Saliba, with the Ligue 1 outfit demanding at least €30m for the 18-year-old Frenchman.There have also been rumours that Arsenal would be prepared to loan Saliba back to Saint-Etienne next season in order to sweeten a potential deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, it appears the north London giants will be unsuccessful in their pursuit of Saliba after Saint-Etienne’s president brushed off speculation of a move.‘William is under contract with Saint-Etienne until 2023,’ Romeyer said.‘He likes it here and wants to play European football with the club that grew him at youth level.‘I understand that he is a wanted man due to his talent and the qualities that he showed last season. Comment Saint-Etienne president Romeyer says the club are under no obligation to sell Saliba (Picture: Getty)Saint-Etienne’s manager Ghislain Printant has also poured cold water on rumours of Saliba joining Arsenal.‘The sale of Saliba is not an absolute necessity,’ he said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘There is no urgency [to do so]. He is courted by clubs. From a sporting point of view we want to keep him next season and that’s his wish too. He still has room for development.‘We will see. Our goal is for him to be with us again this season.’MORE: Crystal Palace board ‘incensed’ by Arsenal’s £40m transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha Tom OlverTuesday 2 Jul 2019 12:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link393Shares Advertisementcenter_img Saint-Etienne president sends message to Arsenal over William Saliba Saliba broke into Saint-Etienne’s first-team last season (Picture: Getty)‘That also highlights the value of all the work done in our youth academy in perfect harmony with the coaching staff of the first-team.‘Other youngsters will soon burst onto the scene. Our youth set-up is part of the DNA of the club and we are constantly putting more resources behind it as evidenced by the considerable renovation works that are currently being undertaken.‘To come back to William, we are under no obligation to sell him to another club, nor are we in some urgent financial situation.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Guardiola makes surprise U-Turn on Messi chase – Reports

first_img President Josep Maria Bartomeu has taken a strong stance that Messi’s release clause of €700 million would need to be activated if he is to leave, a fee that is seemingly impossible for any club in the world to spend now. The same publication stated that Guardiola has told the six-time Ballon d’Or winner it would be best for him to stay at Barcelona, where he has been since he was 13 years old. Loading… Advertisement Pep Guardiola has made a huge U-turn on the situation despite Lionel Messi’s apparent eagerness to swap FC Barcelona for Manchester City, according to report coming out of Spain. Read Also: Barcelona table strange condition to let Messi leave for free The Premier League side reportedly does not want to attract further attention from football’s continental and international governing bodies, having already been forced to pay a €10 million fine this year for breaching UEFA rules. These surprising reports come just a day after Messi failed to turn up to Barca’s first training session under Ronald Koeman, seemingly believing he is free to leave the Blaugrana. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to Mundo Deportivo, the Citizens are believed to be willing to let go of the idea of signing the 33-year-old forward in this transfer window. It has been claimed the Premier League giants do not believe it is financially viable to move for Messi at this time, with Barcelona insisting he will not be allowed to leave the club for free. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Best Movie Robots Of All Timelast_img read more