Liverpool have been lining up a move for Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, however, the Englishman has ended all speculations surrounding his future.
The Reds fans are set for another disappointment as the Anfield outfit who have been a long admirer of Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka is set for a longer stay at North London.
The 21-year-old who has entered the final 18 months of his current contract, made other big European giants alert including Liverpool, but the Gunners are set to pour cold water on the series of admirers.
A shock swoop for Bukayo Saka is out of the picture for Liverpool
A series of reports addressed how Reds boss Jurgen Klopp allegedly hoped to bring the Arsenal Academy graduate to Liverpool, who established himself as one of the best wingers in European football.
The forward’s performances have raised the eyes of many, moreover, he is one of the first names in head coach Arteta’s first team list.
Moreover, the chances of Saka joining Liverpool always appeared slim, having spent 15 years at Arsenal, and becoming an integral part of Arsenal’s resurgence.
Arsenal are currently the table toppers, meanwhile, Liverpool are enduring a difficult season, as they find themselves in eighth place in the league.
Bukayo Saka has informed the North London outfit in the recent discussions between the club and the player’s representatives, he wants to stay with the Premier League leaders, as reports suggest he is close to signing a new contract worth a minimum of £10million-a-year.
The new long-term deal will be worth in excess of £ 200,000 a week, inclusive of bonuses, which will make him the club’s best-paid player.
The principle agreements have been agreed upon, with all parties now working on resolving smaller details of the contract.
Saka’s pen and paper to new term deal will be a big boost for Arteta’s side who are chasing their first Premier League title since the 2003-04 season.
Moreover, the winger is eager for his Champions League career to kick off, as Arsenal is on course for making its presence in the competition for the first time since the 2016-17 season, and barring no unexpected collapse, this time around.