MX23RW : Monday, September 20 14:47:11| >> :120:4054:4054:

Arsenal 'reopen William Saliba talks with Saint-Etienne'

Arsenal 'reopen William Saliba talks'
© Reuters
Arsenal reportedly reopen talks with Saint-Etienne over the possibility of William Saliba extending his loan spell to cover the Coupe de France final on July 24.

Arsenal have reportedly reopened talks with Saint-Etienne over the possibility of allowing William Saliba to stay with the French club until the end of their season.

The 19-year-old spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Saint-Etienne, helping the club to reach the Coupe de France final before his temporary contract expired on June 30.

Both Arsenal and Saint-Etienne were keen to extend the deal in order to allow Saliba to play in the final on July 24, but they were unable to agree terms, leading to a public dispute between the two clubs.

However, L'Equipe reports that the Gunners have since performed a U-turn and have held further meetings with representatives of the French outfit which have gone well.

Talks are now thought to be at an advanced stage and Saliba could rejoin Saint-Etienne before the end of this week.

Initial reports had suggested that one more appearance would have resulted in Arsenal having to pay a £2.3m bonus to Saint-Etienne, although it has also been claimed that Arsenal pulled the plug due to the French outfit's refusal to follow their medical demands.

Saint-Etienne face Paris Saint-Germain in the cup final looking to win the trophy for the first time since 1977.

ID:405462: cacheID:405462:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2224:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, on loan from Arsenal, pictured in February 2020
Read Next:
Mikel Arteta eager for William Saliba to extend Saint-Etienne loan spell
Read more about William Saliba Football

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!