It has seemed that the William Saliba to Arsenal deal was in the bag and just an official announcement was required, however, if the latest reports are to be believed then Tottenham are set to hijack the deal with a last minute €30 Million bid.
The source of this is the respected Mohamed Bouhafsi, chief editor at RMC Sport.
?Info @RMCsport : Coup de théâtre dans le dossier #Saliba ! #Tottenham a transmis une offre dépassant les 30M€ hors bonus pour Saliba. Une offre dépassant les attentes de #ASSE. Réunion demain pour finaliser l’operation alors que #Arsenal avait trouvé un accord global.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) July 12, 2019
Translated via Google it says
A dramatic twist in the file #Saliba ! #Tottenham submitted an offer exceeding 30M € off bonus for Saliba. An offer exceeding the expectations of #ASSE . Meeting tomorrow to finalize the operation while #Arsenal had found a global agreement.
Now, if this is true and Spurs do beat us then it is beyond embarrassing because this deal could have been done weeks ago.
There is, of course, no guarantee that this is true, Bouhafsi could easily be wrong, it happens but there is certainly enough reasons for concern as things stand.
Why has this deal not been confirmed already with Arsenal? What is the delay? Only days ago everyone and their uncle was claiming that this was done and dusted.
This is now a case of wait and see but if Spurs do sign Saliba then Arsenal will have some serious questions to answer.