William Saliba drops good transfer hint as West Ham contemplates Eddie Nketiah move

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Here’s your Arsenal morning recap for Saturday, January 9.

West Ham interview with Nketiah

West Ham United are keen to sign Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah after Sebastien Haller’s departure for Ajax.

It depends the evening standard, who reports that Nketiah is on the Hammers wishlist alongside Bournemouth striker Joshua King and Stade de Reims star Boulaye Dia.

The 21-year-old has entered the final 18 months of his contract with Arsenal and West Ham would like to know if the Gunners would be open to a deal.


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Nketiah has yet to agree on a new contract and the Hammers are said to be open to a loan or permanent transfer for the young striker. The report says his future may depend on Folarin Balogun, whose future is on hold as his contract nears its June end date.

Arsenal spoke with Grenier

Arsenal spoke to French midfielder Clement Grenier in the summer of 2012 about a move to north London.

Grenier, who went through the Lyon academy with Alexandre Lacazette, was set to join Nice in 2012, but the deal fell apart when his teammate Yoann Gourcuff injured his knee.

He remained at Lyon that year and the midfielder, who is now at Rennes, revealed in an interview with L’Equipe that Arsenal were also in contact that summer before Gourcuff’s injury changed his situation.

“It was perhaps the highlight of my career in Lyon, where I felt a coach who trusted me 100% and allowed me to express myself freely,” he said. Witness of sport.

“Later, when I might have hesitated to go abroad, like to Arsenal or to other clubs, with which I was in discussion, I stayed because his confidence was so huge that I didn’t didn’t want to lose her.

“And thanks to him, I made my debut for the national team.

“Claude Puel and Bruno Genesio, when he was a reserve coach, also allowed me to expand my game and learn to defend. ”

Read the full story here.

Saliba drops a good transfer hint

William Saliba has hinted he could make his loan transfer to Nice permanent after being exposed on the French side.



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The 19-year-old defender spends the remainder of the season on loan with Nice after being limited to Under-23 appearances at Arsenal.

He made his debut for Nice in their 2-0 loss to Brest earlier this week and has since spoken to the French press about his future.

“I signed a six month contract, after these six months we will see what happens,” he said during his official unveiling. “But for now, I signed for six months, I’ll give it my all, and then we’ll see. ”

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