OM would approach Arsenal for the transfer of Saliba

After the green light given by the DNCG, OM will be able to activate for the transfer window with more freedom. According to Foot Mercato, the leaders now want to buy William Saliba definitively, after his successful loan. Marseille would have approached Arsenal recently.

OM will be able to recruit this summer. As RMC Sport indicated on Thursday, the National Directorate of Management Control (DNCG) was satisfied with its exchanges with the Marseille club, giving it the green light for the summer transfer window. Pablo Longoria and his teams will be able to focus on hot issues, including that of William Saliba.

Loaned by Arsenal last season, the former Stéphanois won in defense under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli, who now wants to keep him. According to Foot Mercato, Marseille want the French international back in the form of a permanent transfer this time. OM would approach Arsenal to discuss Saliba’s transfer conditions.

William Saliba is under contract with the Gunners until June 2024. A return to Marseille could challenge him in the Champions League, where Arsenal are not qualified. OM would be ready to make a huge financial effort to allow his return. The 21-year-old reaches at least 30 million euros according to the specialized site Transfermarkt.

A transfer window “ambitious but without overbidding” announced on the side of OM

During a meeting last May, Jorge Sampaoli had indicated that the priority should be to keep William Saliba. But since then, Arsenal has also communicated on its wish to give a chance to Saliba, who arrived from Saint-Etienne in 2019 against nearly 30 million euros. “I belong to Arsenal, I have two years left and I will be back with Arsenal, named Saliba in recent days in an interview with Téléfoot. I have played zero matches at Arsenal. show my true face, with the chance to play for these fans and this great club. It’s not just up to me, but leaving like that would be a shame.”

Internally, OM are announcing an “ambitious but not one-upmanship” transfer window. Faced with the DNCG, the Olympian leaders proved that the club was in a virtuous circle and that it was aiming for balance next season. To be able to recruit, it will also be necessary to sell some undesirables like Strootman, Radonjic, Amavi and Alvaro) It remains to be seen how far Marseille can go to succeed in convincing Arsenal to let Saliba go.

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