BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed the latest regarding Arsenal’s move to secure what would be their second signing of the summer so far.
It has been known by much of the Arsenal faithful that the club’s owner Stan Kroenke has been very reluctant to hand Unai Emery a considerable amount of money to spend this summer.
The fact that there is little to no funds available to be spent means the Gunners boss has been keeping an eye on young and cheap talent like Gabriel Martinelli, who completed a move to the Emirates stadium last week.
After that deal, Unai Emery had been looking to sign William Saliba, who is regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe today.
The Gunners appeared to be close to reaching an agreement with Saint-Étienne over a deal to sign him, however, Tottenham are now in the race to lure the youngster as well.
According to David Ornstein, the deal to sign Saliba has taken a dramatic twist with Spurs now seriously pushing to sign the Frenchman.