Journalist provides William Saliba contract update with talks 'progressing positively'
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Talks over a new contract for Arsenal defender William Saliba are 'progressing positively', according to reports.
The 22-year-old's current deal is due to expire next season, with Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs vying for his signature.
But it seems Saliba is on course to extend his stay in north London, following a stellar debut campaign in the Premier League.
Saliba contract update
Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth confirmed the news, stating: "I am told that talks over a new contract for Saliba are progressing positively.
"He's got one year left on his contract after Arsenal activated the one-year option until 2024. But it is thought there is a willingness from all parties to get this deal over the line."
The news will come as a major boost to supporters, with PSG waiting in the wings and allegedly plotting to lure him to the Parc de Princes on a bumper contract.
While The Sun revealed last week that the Frenchman was “nowhere near reaching an agreement” with Arsenal, casting serious doubt over his future.
However, the latest reports suggest Saliba will follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and sign a new deal at the Emirates.
Also on the list is club captain Martin Odegaard, whose current contract is due to expire in 2025, although the Gunners do hold the option to extend by a further 12 months.
The Norwegian has lit up the Premier League this season, notching 15 goals and providing a further seven assists to establish himself as one of Europe's finest midfielders.
In turn, Arteta will be keen to tie the 24-year-old to a new deal, as Arsenal prepare for a busy Champions League schedule next season.