18-Year-Old Emerge ‘Top Target’ For Arsenal, Reliable Journalist Says

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Arsenal are going to make a move for 18-year-old Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba this summer with him named as a ‘top target’.

Central defence is definitely an area the Gunners need to strengthen in the current window, and all stories coming out of the club suggest they plan to.

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Arsenal have been linked with players like Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) and Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), but Spanish journalist Kike Marin dismissed those links:

Rather, Marin insinuated the Gunners are in for teenage Ligue 1 defender William Saliba, of Saint Etienne:

This has now been picked up by Charlie Watts at Goal who insists Saliba is one of Gunners’ ‘top targets’.

Prior reports have rated Saliba at around £25m, though the majority of existing reports have linked Manchester United with a move, and not the Gunners.

The young centre-back is very highly rated in France, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see other top Premier League clubs chasing him.

Marin’s record with Gunners’ transfer news has been a little hit and miss over the last year or so, calling some transfers correctly (Aubameyang, Leno) and others incorrectly (Banega, Dembele).

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Watts, nonetheless, surely appears to have connections.

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