Efforts to bring William Saliba to the Emirates is well in place as both clubs agrees to terms.
The Gunners have accepted a broad-brush deal for St. Etienne centre-back Saliba who will be loaned back to the French outfit for another full season.
The deal is reported to be in the region of £25million as the player has agreed personal terms with the North London club.
The 18-year-old is wanted by Unai Emery now but the St. Etienne would not budge as the player will stay another year to see through his development at the club.
President of the Ligue Un club earlier stated that a deal is likely but the club and the player wants to stay so he can develop more:
“He will stay at the club this season,”
Romeyer is quoted in France as saying.
“It is an imperative condition should we come to an agreement for his transfer. It’s also William’s wish.”
The North London now are in position to officially announce the deal and will be looking to pursing other targets in Kierran Tierney, Yannick Carasco, Lucas Vazquez and others.