Shock claims as Arsenal 'set price tag' for Bukayo Saka despite ‘slim’ transfer possibility

Bukayo Saka signed a lengthy contract extension at Arsenal last summer and is valued by Arsenal at £150million+, according to reports
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Bukayo Saka will cost potential suitors anywhere from £150million to £200million, according to reports. Arsenal are understood to be firm in their stance that the winger - a standout performer under Mikel Arteta - is not for sale. Saka has developed into one of Europe’s top widemen since the Spaniard’s appointment over four years ago.

The 22-year-old only penned a contract extension until 2027 last summer and has no intention of leaving Arsenal - his boyhood club - anytime soon. Gunners chiefs were also adamant not to include a release clause when negotiating terms about his new deal.

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A report from Football Insider has claimed Arsenal would demand a British-record fee for Saka should another club come calling. Figures in the region of £150million to £200million would shatter the £115million Chelsea paid for Moises Caicedo a year ago.

Given his Arsenal connections, it appears unlikely Saka could leave the Emirates. In previous years, the Gunners lost big hitters like Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy but they are now competing at the upper echelons of the Premier League.

The England star outlined his desire to achieve “personal ambitions” once last summer’s contract extension was announced. Saka told the club website: "I'm just really happy. There's been a lot of talking and it's been a while, but I’m here now.

“I think this is the right club, the right place to make the next step. It’s a beautiful club - look where we are. For me, it’s about achieving my personal ambitions. How much I push myself and demand from myself each game, week in, week out.

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“Then I have all the right people around me in terms of family and, when I come to the training ground, my teammates, the coaching staff. I think I have everything I need to become the best player I can be and that’s why I’m happy to stay here and be here for the future because I really believe that we can achieve big things."