Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Arsenal outcast William Saliba wanted by Real Madrid and AC Milan in permanent transfers after stunning Marseille loan

REAL MADRID and AC Milan are keeping tabs on Arsenal outcast William Saliba, reports suggest.

According to Calcio Mercato, Saliba’s performances while on loan at Marseille have caught the eye of several big hitters around Europe.

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Arsenal outcast and Marseille loanee William Saliba is targeted by Real Madrid and AC MilanCredit: Rex

Among them are Real and Milan, who are also facing competition from Inter Milan ahead of a potential bidding war involving a permanent deal for the centre-back.

The aforementioned clubs are impressed by the Frenchman’s strength and aggression as well as his tackling abilities, which have inspired confidence at the OM’s backline.

Real have even been in contact with the Gunners and discussed a potential deal involving the 20-year-old.

Marseille are also expected to be part of a potential bidding war as they want to sign the former Saint-Etienne star on a permanent deal.

The north Londoners appear to rate the highly-rated youngster at €30million (£25m).

Arsenal signed Saliba from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for a fee in the region of £27m.

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The France Under-21 captain hasn’t made a senior appearance for Mikel Arteta’s squad since his arrival at the Emirates.

The Premier League giants sent him back on loan to Saint-Etienne during the 2019-2020 season.

They then loaned him out to Nice last year for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season.

Saliba then joined Marseille last summer and has since been putting together some impressive performances at the Velodrome.

The defender has amassed a total of 29 appearances across all competitions for Jorge Sampaoli’s side.

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