Skip to content

French report claims Saliba interest in PSG project

  • Sports

By Lee Hurley

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: William Saliba celebrates after Gabriel of Arsenal (not pictured) scored their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal are trying to get William Saliba to renew his current contract that is set to expire at the end of the 23/24 season.

Since returning from his loan at Marseille, where he was named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Season, Saliba has made himself indispensable to Mikel Arteta, playing all but 14 minutes of Arsenal’s Premier League campaign so far.

Arsenal do not want to sell him.

Still, Sport.fr write, “Still looking for one or more names for the position of central defender, PSG would have set their sights on a certain William Saliba.

“The 21-year-old defender is having an XXL season with Arsenal, but above all, he would be very interested in the Parisian project.”

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

They also note that he is, as we say, in the middle of transfer negotiations with Arsenal and that, I think, is key to this story.

It never hurts for an agent to let it be known that there is not only interest in their client from a mega-rich club but, also, that their client likes what they are hearing from those people.

Just last week it was reported that Saliba is giving serious consideration to signing the contract that is in front of him with Arsenal and, if I had to guess, I’d say this story is the final little shove from his agent to get that wage offer as high as possible.

I’d be amazed if Saliba opts to leave Arsenal rather than sign a new deal, no matter what they are claiming in France.

Source: Daily Cannon.