Breaking: Todd Boehly wants to hurt Arsenal by giving the £86 million-rated Gunners a better contract in an effort to hijack a contentious deal.
Bukayo Saka, an Arsenal player who has yet to agree to a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, is apparently attracting interest from Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.
The youngster’s contract with the Gunners is slated to expire in June 2024, and they are desperately trying to convince him to stay in north London longer. Saka is anticipated to agree to a new contract worth £200,000 per week with Arsenal, said CBS journalist Ben Jacobs in a conversation on The Football Terrace.
Boehly wants to take advantage of the renewal and is willing to provide the English international a bigger contract than he will get at the Arsenal. However, it is also said that Saka’s position at the Emirates Stadium is “untouchable,” which makes it impossible for Chelsea to execute any transfer.
The Times reports that the youthful winger is also coveted by Liverpool and Manchester City, but Boehly wants to introduce a youth-promotion mentality at Stamford Bridge. For Mikel Arteta’s team, Saka is on fire right now, scoring four goals in his last three games.
His most recent goal came in their 1-0 victory over Leeds United on Sunday (October 16), a win that gave the Gunners a four-point lead over Manchester City in second place.
Moving across London would be quite divisive if Saka did so. Since graduating from the youth program, the winger has appeared 144 times for his childhood club.