It was always going to happen, the more Arsenal hesitated the more the door was opened for other clubs to join the race to sign William Saliba.
First, Tottenham laid down their interest to sign the St Etienne defender and you can now add Wolves and Roma to the list.
Arsenal has been linked with the 18-year-old all summer but they have been unable to get any deal over the line despite reportedly agreeing to personal terms with the teenager.
St Etienne wants their full valuation met and for the player to be loaned back to them next season and they are in a very strong position because the player himself wants to remain in France for one more year.
Arsenal have hesitated plain and simple, they could have just agreed to St Etienne’s demands or pulled out, they have done neither and tried to negotiate a better deal for themselves even though the Ligue 1 outfit have made it clear they will not budge.
Now, according to the latest reports, Wolves and Italian giants, Roma has joined the race to sign the talented centre back.
Arsenal may yet win the battle to seal a deal but the more clubs that enter the race the more it becomes likely that they will miss out.
They either have to bite the bullet and meet St Etienne demands or look elsewhere because if they hesitate much longer they will miss out.