Arsenal lining up transfer move for Manchester United target William Saliba

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Jose Mourinho has been impressed with the young defender (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho showered Saliba with praise last week amid rumours that his former club, United, were interested in the France Under-19 international.‘I think he has everything needed to become a good player, much like Kurt Zouma, who I signed,’ Mourinho 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 movesSaliba signed a long-term contract with Saint-Etienne last month, with the Ligue 1 outfit anticipating offers for the youngster this summer.Speaking about his contract extension, Saliba said: ‘I am very happy to extend my adventure with Saint-Etienne, the club where I came up from as a youngster.‘I want to thank all my youth coaches and everyone who has contributed to my progression at this club.’MORE: Zinedine Zidane aims swipe at Gareth Bale after denying him Real Madrid farewell Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in signing William Saliba (left) (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are reportedly preparing to do battle with Manchester United for Saint-Etienne star William Saliba in the summer transfer window.Saliba, 18, has had an outstanding debut season in France, making 17 appearances since breaking into Jean-Louis Gasset’s first-team, and the defender’s accomplished performances have caught the attention of the Premier League’s elite.United have been credited with a strong interest in Saliba and, according to Goal, Arsenal have been keeping close tabs on the teenage centre-back all season.The report claims that Arsenal are convinced by Saliba’s potential and have been impressed with the level of his maturity for such a young player.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 CityUnai Emery will have just £40 million to spend on reinforcements this summer if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League by beating Chelsea in the Europa League final.The Spaniard will prioritise signing a top-class central defender and Saliba has emerged as the club’s top target in this position. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 May 2019 5:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Arsenal lining up transfer move for Manchester United target William Salibalast_img

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