Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yacine Adli will reject a switch to Arsenal after being handed guarantees over a three-year deal at the Parc des Princes.
Adli, 17, is highly-rated in his homeland and Gunners chiefs were keen to take him on a pro deal – where they would pay less than £300,000.
And he had looked set to move to the Emirates.
But a fresh proposal from PSG sporting director Antero Henrique, featuring guaranteed playing time at the Parc des Princes, has reportedly led to a change of heart.
According to L’Equipe (via Inside Futbol) , he is now set to remain in the French capital.
New deal for Maitland-Niles
Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles has penned a new long-term contract at the Emirates, writes Jacob Murtagh.
The promising 20-year-old is a product of the club’s academy and enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Emirates Stadium during the last campaign.
While former boss Arsene Wenger utilised Maitland-Niles mainly as cover at full-back, he still went on to make 28 appearances for the club.
With the Gunners in the Europa League last season, Wenger used the competition to blood a number of highly-rated youngsters.
Lemar agrees Atletico deal ‘in principle’
Thomas Lemar appears set for a move to Atletico Madrid after the La Liga side announced they’d come to a “preliminary agreement” with Monaco for his signing.
Midfielder Lemar – who is currently with the France squad preparing for the World Cup – is now set to complete a move to the Spanish capital.
“Over the next days, both clubs will work to close the agreement for the definitive transfer,” read a statement on the Atleti website .
The 22-year-old had previously attracted the interest of Arsenal and Liverpool, with the Gunners even bidding for his services on the final day of the summer transfer window last year.