Despite suffering a big scare when Tottenham trumped their offer for William Saliba, it’s Arsenal who will walk away this summer knowing they have acquired the young defender.

This is what But! Football Club are reporting on Wednesday via their journalist Laurent Hess, as they explain the Gunners matched Spurs’ bid after the Ligue 1 club asked them to.

Following claims from England the deal to Arsenal was on the verge of being completed, this information has been confirmed to the outlet, who ensure their readers the fee will not be €33m + €7m in bonuses, but rather €30m.

As expected, Saliba will sign for the Premier League side before returning to Saint-Etienne on loan for a season where he will continue to develop as a regular first-team player.

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But! expect the deal to be made official in the ‘coming days’, meaning we are very much nearing the end of this saga.

That is unless Tottenham refuse to admit defeat and wade in waving their chequebook once again.