Arsenal are still interested in PSG’s Christopher Nkunku as talks between the sides continue

first_img Comment Arsenal are still interested in PSG’s Christopher Nkunku as talks between the sides continue Phil HaighSunday 28 Apr 2019 9:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link41Shares Nkunku is out of favour in Paris (Picture: Getty Images)‘The playing time is insufficient,’ said Nkunku’s agent Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan. ‘Christopher is open to a departure.’La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has stated that Arsenal are very much still interested in signing the midfielder as they look for a replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey.‘Christopher Nkunku is still being pursued by Arsenal,’ tweeted Schira.‘He is one of the names evaluated by #Emery for the post-Ramsey. Contacts ongoing between Gunners and PSG.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery managed Nkunku when he was in charge of PSG from 2016-18 and is a fan of the talented youngster who has scored three Ligue 1 goals this season.Pierre-Fanfan confirmed in January that the Gunners were attempting to sign his client, but that they were unable to do so in the mid-season transfer window.‘There is a real interest from Arsenal for Nkunku, but the discussions are quite complicated,’ the agent told Canal+.‘There are restrictions from Arsenal’s side, they cannot do a transfer in the middle of the season.‘His situation will be evaluated in June, then he will have just one year left on his contract, and his situation will need to be evaluated.‘He is a young boy, who needs to play, enjoy himself, and to sign up for a project for the long term, that is what he is looking for, and he was in that phase with Arsenal but it looks complicated.’Nkunku has declined a new deal in Paris, meaning he has just over a year left on his current contract.MORE: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer describes what he’s looking for in summer transfer targetsMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Manchester United squad they can still finish in the top four in dressing room pep talk Advertisement Christopher Nkunku could be on his way to north London (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are still interested in bringing PSG’s Christopher Nkunku to the Emirates as discussions between the clubs continue.Gunners boss Unai Emery wanted to sign the midfielder in the January transfer window, but a deal could not be done in time and the 21-year-old remained in Paris.However, his playing time with the Ligue 1 champions has been limited, starting just 13 league goals this season and not playing at all in the Champions League.Nkunku came off the bench in the final minute of extra-time in the final of the Coupe de France on Saturday and missed the final penalty, blazing his spot kick over the bar and handing Rennes the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe youngster has also been linked with a move to Rennes, and his agent has confirmed that a move is likely. Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham make rival move for Arsenal target William Saliba despite Gunners agreeing personal terms

first_imgThe young French defender looks set to leave Saint-Etienne this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal risk missing out on top centre-back prospect William Saliba after north London rivals Tottenham made a late move of their own for the Saint-Etienne teenager.Unai Emery is in the market for a new central defender this summer as he looks to bolster a back-line that conceded 51 goals in the Premier League last season, with Saliba identified as a huge talent for the future.The Gunners are believed to have already agreed personal terms with the 18-year-old, though are yet to agree a fee with his Ligue 1 club. Saliba made 16 appearances in Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne last season (Picture: Getty)According to French newspaper L’Equipe, that has allowed Spurs to swoop in and they have already made contact with Saliba’s entourage.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlthough he has verbally agreed to move to the Emirates and is excited by the project offered by Emery’s side, Saliba would also be open to joining Tottenham.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpurs are well stocked at centre-back, though are looking for an upcoming, young defender – particularly if a rival club pays Toby Alderweireld’s release clause when it becomes active later this summer.Saint-Etienne want Saliba to remain at the club on loan next season even if he is sold and that would suit Spurs, though Arsenal had hoped to bring him to north London immediately. Tottenham make rival move for Arsenal target William Saliba despite Gunners agreeing personal terms Advertisement Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 9:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link473Shares Saint-Etienne are adamant that Saliba should be loaned back next season (Picture: Getty)The Gunners are also struggling to agree a fee with Saint-Etienne and are someway short of the French side’s £26million valuation – a figure Spurs are more willing to stump up.After going 18 months without making a signing, Tottenham are finally ready to splash the cash and are also targeting Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more