Arsenal Transfer Roundup: Saliba deal close, Comert and Balde wanted

Arsenal have been handed a boost in recent days, with reports suggesting that Lucas Torreira does not want a move away from the Emirates after all.

Unai Emery will now be looking to add to his current squad ahead of the new season. Today’s Gunners transfer roundup includes an update in the pursuit of a French defender, interest in a 21-year-old Swiss and a link to a Ligue 1 ace.

Saliba deal close

According to ESPN, Arsenal are close to securing a deal for Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba. The Gunners will pay €25m (£22.3m) for the defender, with the 18-year-old to stay with Les Verts for a season on loan in an effort to continue his development.

Arsenal want Comert

The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal are to step up their interest in Swiss defender Eray Comert, who currently plays for FC Basel. The 21-year-old, who played 31 games in all competitions for the Swiss League runners-up last season, reportedly wants the move.

Keita Baldé of interest

AS Monaco winger Keita Baldé is on Arsenal’s radar according to Le10Mercato. The Senegalese was on loan at Inter Milan last season, but the Italian side were unwilling to pay the €34m (£30.4m) the Ligue 1 outfit wanted for the player. Arsenal are yet to make an approach but are reportedly very interested in the player who scored five times last term.

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