Arsenal will open talks over William Saliba’s long-term future in the coming weeks, but they aren’t in contract negotiations just yet.
Sam Dean reported on Monday morning that Arsenal were yet to open discussions with William Saliba over his future at the club, but those talks were expected to take place soon.
As things stand, Dean suggests Arsenal haven’t given an indication over whether they’ll be offering Saliba a new deal, with his current contract to expire in 2024.
Saliba’s camp are keen to find out Arsenal’s long-term plans for him, and the imminent discussions will attempt to bring some clarity to the situation.
Football.London previously reported that they understand Saliba would prefer to prove himself with Arsenal than join Marseille on a permanent deal this summer.
Arsenal will review Saliba’s situation at the end of the season, as well as holding these preliminary talks over his future in the coming weeks.
The French national team confirmed on Monday that Saliba has been called up to the senior side for the first time, replacing the withdrawing Benjamin Pavard.
Saliba has had a strong loan spell playing regular football with Marseille, and he was promoted with France after his initial call-up to the France u21s.