Arsenal have encountered a complication in their bid to sign Saint-Etienne centre-half William Saliba, according to a report in England.
Website Football.London is reporting that the Gunners remain interested in the 18-year-old in the summer transfer window.
The same article states that Saint-Etienne would be willing to sell the promising centre-half but the Ligue 1 side would want Saliba to be loaned back to them for the 2019-20 season.
According to the same story, the north London side would be reluctant to send the France Under-19 international back on loan to Saint-Etienne.
The report goes on to say that other suitors such as Manchester City and Manchester United would be willing to meet Saint-Etienne’s terms unlike Arsenal.