Arsenal reject Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal in William Saliba transfer

first_imgArsenal reject Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal in William Saliba transfer Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Jun 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Comment Manchester United and City have scouted Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have told Saint-Etienne they will not agree to loan William Saliba immediately back to the club, reports say.Saint-Etienne are prepared to sell Saliba this summer, who is rated as one of the brightest prospects in France.The 18-year-old is being courted by a host of clubs including Manchester United and Watford, but Arsenal were believed to be leading the race for the defender.But the Sun now claim Arsenal’s chances of sealing the £25million transfer have taken a hit after they rejected Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal.ADVERTISEMENT Saint-Etienne expect to collect £25m for Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal remain in talks with Saint-Etienne and are hopeful they can still strike a deal, despite taking the risk of refusing the French side’s loan demand.Emery is a big fan of Saliba, who continually impressed the Arsenal scouts last season.With Saint-Etienne’s key demand now shot down by Arsenal, Emery is concerned they could lose Saliba to Manchester City.The Premier League champions are believed to have no issue with splashing out £25m on the defender and sending him straight back to France.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img Saint-Etienne want to have Saliba on loan next season (Picture: Getty)The feeling at Arsenal is they cannot wait another season for defensive reinforcements, especially when Saint-Etienne are demanding such a high fee for Saliba.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery’s transfer budget this summer is just £45m, but the Arsenal boss is still targeting a busy window.Emery is prepared to offload the likes of Mesut Ozil in a bid to raise further funds for signings.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 City Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Zenith Bank Hails Eaglets, Olusegun

first_imgZenith Bank Plc on Wednesday congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for picking a ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup billed to take place later this year in Brazil.Nigeria defeated Angola 1-0 yesterday in Tanzania to confirm a place in the U-17 finals with six maximum points from two matches. The country earlier defeated host Tanzania 5-4 on Sunday in a highly entertaining encounter.The bank specifically showered praises on the scorer of the lone goal for Nigeria, Olakunle Olusegun, who incidentally is a product of outfit in the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles project. Golden Eaglets It was learnt that shortly after the match yesterday, an official of the bank called the team camp in to congratulate the players and officials of the team.The ongoing Africa U-17 Africa Cup of Nations has continued to be of huge interest to the chieftains of Zenith Bank plc because of the bank’s investment on youth football in the country.“Some of the players here are products of Zenith Bank football projects and so we understand why the company is excited at this time. Our key players are from the NFF/Zenith Future Eagles project,” an official of the team said on Wednesday.Apart from Olusegun, Akinwunmi Amao, voted as MVP of the nine-goal thriller in the Tanzania/Nigeria match, is also a product of the Zenith/NFF partnership.Nigeria’s last match in the preliminaries of the ongoing competition is against Uganda.The Eaglets will need to avoid a defeat against the Ugandans to finish as group leaders. Uganda defeated Tanzania 3-0 on Wednesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Milutin Sredojević Quits As Uganda Cranes Coach

first_imgMilutin Sredojević “Micho” has terminated his contract as Manger of Ugandan national team. According to the Serb, FUFA owes him an equivalent of $64,000 (Ugsh230m) over six months.Earlier in the week, Justus Mugisha, 1st Vice President of the Federation, told ESPN that in light of Sredojevic’s increased profile, they do not have the resources to afford him which might likely lead to his exit as manger of the cranes.“We do not have the government fully supporting the national team and we always have to struggle to pay the coach. Micho’s profile has now increased since he qualified the team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and we do not have the money to match what other people and clubs are ready to offer him.” MugishaThe recent development has given fans of Orlando Pirates hope that Micho might return to the PSL team as there are reports he has agreed to a three-year contract with Pirates which will earn him about $50,000 (R650,000) per year in Johannesburg.Uganda Cranes are in a decent position as they play to qualify for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. They currently are second in the third round of qualifiers with 4pts behind Egypt who top Group E. RelatedPhoto – See Former Uganda Coach Celebrate With Fans At Farewell PartyAugust 1, 2017In “Africa”Emmanuel Amuneke Gets New Job 48 Hours After Zambian FA SnubJanuary 24, 2020In “Africa”Uganda Appoint Northern Irishman McKinstry As New Head CoachOctober 1, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more