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Arsenal’s effort to bolster their defense might have suffered another blow, this follows from reports that Saint-Etienne wants to sell the player to Tottenham.
Arsenal were the only and maybe outright front runners to sign the rising star but disagreements over transfer fees have kept talks protracted.
Since Saint-Etienne have asked the player to return on a season long loan deal with then, the Gunners proposed an instalmental payment, to be completed when he fully joins Arsenal next summer.
While the Gunners were believed to have reached an agreement with Saint-Etienne, Tottenham reportedly made a huge offer of around £30m to sign the star, and this has eclipsed the £25m offered by Emery’s men.
And now, according to the Sun, the player has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and is prepared to join them but Saint Etienne are ready to do business with Tottenham, who appear to have a loose purse.
Arsenal have only a meagre transfer budget to spend on players this summer but they have remained attractive as the owners of the club have assured success.
Arsenal have more history of French players, maybe that’s why the 18-year-old star prefers the move to North London.
But the Gunners appear frugal with their purse. It is left to be seen where he ends up but he;d likely go to Tottenham,