William Saliba to join Arsenal after rejecting late Tottenham offer

first_img Comment Saliba had considered a late offer from Tottenham (Getty Images)The report claims that Arsenal will now pay an initial €33m (£29.8m) fee plus a further €7m (£6.3m) in add-ons.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are also understood to have agreed to a 20 per cent sell-on clause with Saint-Etienne.Saliba will sign a five-year contract with Arsenal but will remain on loan at Saint-Etienne for the upcoming season.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 CitySaliba made his first-team debut for Saint-Etienne in September 2018 and made 19 appearances for the French club last season.The centre-back is regarded as one of the most highly rated young defenders in France and has also represented his national side from under-16 to under-20 level.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement William Saliba is reportedly set to join Arsenal (Getty Images)William Saliba has chosen to join Arsenal after rejecting a late approach from Tottenham, according to reports in France.The Gunners had been in the driving seat to sign the 18-year-old and had hoped to secure a €30 million (£27m) deal with Saint-Etienne.But last week, Tottenham submitted an improved bid to Saint-Etienne and offered better contract terms to the defender.However, Peuple-Vert, a French outlet based in Saint-Etienne, claim that Saliba has opted to join Arsenal after the Gunners revised their original offer.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jul 2019 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares William Saliba to join Arsenal after rejecting late Tottenham offerlast_img read more

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Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss talks business (and championships) at team’s high-tech El Segundo home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLater, while introducing Buss to the crowd of roughly 500 members of the El Segundo business community and civic leaders, Soon-Shiong called her an “inspiration to women.”PreviousLakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss chats before the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolopment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLakers owner Jeanie Buss received the Champions of Business award at the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Development Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Al Keahi, left, and Barbara Voss deliver remarks during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, shares a laugh with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award and Soon-Shiong won the award in 2017. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolpment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 5Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandAfter working for the organization since the age of 19, the 55-year-old took over as controlling owner of the Lakers from her father, the late Jerry Buss, who bought the franchise in 1979. In her brief remarks, Buss thanked the city and the community at large for the award.“I want to thank everybody for coming and enjoying our home,” she said. “Thank you for making us feel so connected to your community.”And then a few words about that certain someone coming to the Lakers next season, LeBron James.“About the championship, I can’t make any promises, but I believe in Magic and that’s who’s leading us,” said Buss, referring to Magic Johnson who took over as president of basketball operations last year and who’s been credited with convincing James to sign with L.A. Shortly before Los Angeles Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss received the Champion of Business Award from the City of El Segundo Wednesday night, cancer pioneer and new Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong approached her.Reporters around Buss were all told to keep the questions to the new 120,000-square-foot Lakers training facility, where the event was being held, and the booming El Segundo business climate.But there was a different championship – that of the NBA – on the mind of Soon-Shiong, a die-hard Lakers fan since the 1980s.“I told them you promised us a championship,” Soon-Shiong said, laughing. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, shares a laugh with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award and Soon-Shiong won the award in 2017. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolpment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)In addition to honoring Buss, the city handed awards for Entrepreneur of the Year to Mike Mothner, founder and CEO of Wpromote, a digital marketing firm, and the Big Idea Award to Beyond Meat, which manufactures meat substitute products from a lab in El Segundo.Los Angeles Times’ Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine gave the keynote address.More than the awards and the speeches, however, it was the energy in the room especially among elected officials and civic leaders under the backdrop of the Lakers new training facility that could really be felt Wednesday night.The center features a plyo-metric training area, weight room, on-court video display technology, state-of-the-art conditioning room with whirlpools and a cryogenic chamber as well as a commercial kitchen with on-staff nutritionist.Buss said the franchise looked at other areas but decided to stay in El Segundo, down the street from the previous training center it shared with the Los Angeles Kings, for various reasons. The new center is roughly three times the size of the old space and puts the Lakers among the top echelon in the NBA in terms of training facilities, Buss said.“With the success we’ve had in El Segundo in terms of winning five championships since we’ve been here and finding a City Council and business leaders, who were supportive of progress and growth, we really were of like mind,” Buss said.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss received the Champions of Business award at the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Development Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)El Segundo has been attracting a stunning number of new start-up firms as well as such big investors as the Lakers, LA Times and Soon-Shiong’s new cancer center. Since 2014, commercial vacancies in the city have dropped by 10 percent.“There is so much going on that we’re excited about,” said Barbara Voss, Economic Development Director.Mayor Drew Boyles, who’s lived in El Segundo for 24 years, said the change has been “unbelievable.”“I’ve seen El Segundo really transform,” Boyles said. “I think El Segundo is finally being viewed in a different light, which is true innovation.”Related Articles While El Segundo encompasses just five square miles with 17,000 residents, roughly 55,000 people commute into the city for work.Mayor Pro Tem Carol Pirsztuk said the city has tried to foster a welcoming environment toward business with low license taxes and other incentives.“When you come to El Segundo you are not just a business and partner, you are a family member,” Pirsztuk said. 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