Where Arsenal stand on Bukayo Saka new contract as Man Utd and Liverpool eye transfer

Arsenal are still reportedly a long way off renewing Bukayo Saka’s contract. The 18-year-old has impressed this season, sparking transfer interest from both Manchester United and Liverpool.

Arsenal star Saka has caught the eye for the Gunners, in what has been a difficult campaign for the north London side.

Unai Emery, Freddie Ljungberg and Mikel Arteta have all failed to coax the best from the players at their disposal but Saka has been a shining light, making 25 appearances across all competitions.

Arsenal are currently sweating on the future of their talented teenager, with his contract expiring in 2021.

Manchester United, despite having Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams as left-back options, have been linked.

And so too have Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp appearing to be a fan.

And Goal say that, while Arsenal remain hopeful of convincing Saka to sign a new deal, an agreement is still a long way off.


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Saka is currently earning just £3,000-a-week over in north London, putting him towards the bottom of the club’s pay rankings.

But United, certainly, could offer him way more than that.

Money is unlikely to be a problem for Liverpool too, with the Reds saving millions by not signing anyone major during the summer transfer window.

And whether Arsenal can persuade Saka into signing on the dotted line is something only time will tell.

The teenager was recently asked about his contract situation and what the future may sold.


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And Saka admitted that it wasn’t his main focus, with the youngster instead leaving it in the hands of his parents.

“I just leave all that stuff to my agent and my parents,” the Gunners left-back said.

“I just enjoy and play my football.

“Like I said, it’s for my agent. They’re sorting it out.

“Of course, I’m enjoying playing under the new coach so we’ll see what happens.”

Saka was given special praise by former Arsenal star Martin Keown after his fine display against Olympiakos on Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game as the Gunners boosted their chances of Europa League glory with a narrow victory.

And Keown said after the match: “No one can live with him.

“Kolasinac is on the bench having to watch and suck it up.

“You take your chance and make your mark when you get the opportunity. He was third choice left-back at the beginning of this season, now look at him.”

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