Arsenal ‘have been shocked by William Saliba’s wage demands amid PSG interest’


Arsenal ‘have been shocked by William Saliba’s wage demands amid PSG interest’ as Gunners struggle to agree a new deal with the highly-rated defender

  • Arsenal are prepared to treble William Saliba’s wages to keep him at the club 
  • Talks began prior to the World Cup but a new contract has yet to be agreed
  • The highly rated defender only has one year remaining on his Arsenal deal

Arsenal have reportedly been shocked by demands made by William Saliba’s representatives in the defender’s ongoing contract talks, amid fears French champions Paris Saint-Germain could make a move for the star.

Saliba has only one year left on his current deal, after Arsenal triggered an extension earlier this season.

The club have been in talks with Saliba’s representatives since before the World Cup, but no agreement has yet been reached.

According to The Sun, Arsenal are prepared to treble the 22-year-old’s current £40,000-a-week wages to secure the defender’s long-term future.

The Gunners have reportedly been shocked demands from Saliba’s representatives, which are claimed to be nowhere near the £120,000 offer on the table.

Arsenal have reportedly been shocked by contract demands from William Saliba's camp

Arsenal have reportedly been shocked by contract demands from William Saliba’s camp

Talks began prior to the World Cup but a new contract is yet to be agreed with Saliba

Talks began prior to the World Cup but a new contract is yet to be agreed with Saliba

Arsenal are claimed to be fearful that PSG could offer Saliba a higher offer to encourage him to sign for the French champions, with the club unwilling to risk losing him on a free next summer.

Saliba has not signed improved terms since arriving as a teenager in the summer of 2019 for £27million. 

As reported by Mail Sport earlier this month, Arteta is confident Saliba will put pen to paper on fresh terms, but only when the time is right.

Saliba had been an integral part of Arteta’s title challengers this season, having impressed individually and helped the side earn 11 Premier League clean sheets.

His absence with a back injury in the latter stages of the campaign coincided with the collapse of Arsenal’s title challenge.

Arsenal have recently tied down stars Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhaes and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to new deals as they aim to build on their impressive season.





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