Tottenham make stunning €30 million bid to hijack Arsenal’s William Saliba deal

William Saliba

Reports in France claim that Tottenham have succeded with a late bid to hijack Arsenal’s move for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba.

RMC Sport claims that Spurs submitted an offer worth €30 million plus bonuses for the 18-year-old on Friday morning.

The bid meets the Ligue 1 side’s demands for the centre-back, who had appeared to be on the verge of sealing a deal with the Gunners.

Arsenal must now react quickly if they want to stop their rivals from pinching the player from under their noses, as another meeting between Spurs and Saint-Etienne is set to take place on Saturday to complete the deal.

The news comes as a further blow to Unai Emery, who yesterday was forced to contend with the news that skipper Laurent Koscielny had refused to travel with Arsenal's squad on their pre-season trip to the USA. 

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