Arsenal starlet has ‘no intention to extend contract’ ahead of 2024 expiry – club ‘keep tabs on player’

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Arsenal starlet Saliba Credit: PA Images
Arsenal starlet Saliba Credit: PA Images

According to reports, France international William Saliba currently has ‘no intention’ to extend his contract at Arsenal.

The Gunners paid £27m to sign the defender from Saint-Etienne back in 2019. He is yet to make his debut for Arsenal.

The 21-year-old has had several loan spells away from the club in recent years. He spent last season in Ligue 1 with Marseille.

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Saliba performed brilliantly for the French side last term as he was included in the league’s Team of the Year.

The centre-back has now returned to Arsenal ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. Last month it was reported that the English club are ‘trying to negotiate a new contract’ with Saliba. His current deal expires in 2024.

GFFN are now reporting that the player currently has ‘no intention’ to extend his deal at Arsenal.

Marseille are ‘keeping tabs on the player’. If they make a move for him, ‘they will do so in the final week of August’.

The club plan to monitor Saliba’s ‘sporting situation’ during the opening weeks of the new Premier League season.

Meanwhile, Juventus reportedly see Arsenal centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes as an ‘heir’ to their former defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Arsenal paid a fee in the region of £27m to sign Gabriel from Ligue 1 side Lille ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

The defender has featured 70 times for the Gunners over the past two seasons. He has been a standout player for them during this spell.

Juventus have been heavily linked with him in recent months. They are set to lose Matthijs de Ligt to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Their former captain Chiellini departed the club earlier this summer. The 37-year-old has joined MLS side Los Angeles FC on a free transfer.

Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb are reporting that Juventus see Gabriel as an ideal replacement for Chiellini.

His contract expires in 2025 and it is noted that signing him ‘will not be an easy task’.

The report adds that Juventus are planning to offer Arsenal €30m plus ‘two redundancies’ for Gabriel’s services.

The two player’s being offered to the Gunners are Adrien Rabiot and Arthur Melo. Rabiot is out of contract next year and ‘wants a change of scenery’.

Arthur meanwhile is ‘highly esteemed’ by Mikel Arteta. The Serie A outfit hope to loan him to Arsenal as part of the agreement.

 

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