WILLIAM SALIBA "does not intend" to extend his Arsenal deal, reports suggest.
The defender, 21, returned to the Gunners' training ground to much fanfare earlier this week and looks set to finally play a role with the Gunners this season.
Saliba's agent was also spotted at London Colney to discuss the £27million defender's contract having impressed on a string of loans since his 2019 signing.
However, reporter Mohamed Toubache-Ter claims Saliba has not extended and is not planning to do so "for the moment".
Nevertheless, the centre-back flew with the North Londoners to the US for pre-season as he still has two years left in his current deal.
Marseille are still interested in signing the France international on a permanent basis after his brilliant loan stint at the Velodrome last season.
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L'OM president Pablo Longoria continues to monitor Saliba's situation but will wait until the last week of August to see if an agreement can be reached with Arsenal.
Saliba hasn't played for the Gunners ever since his arrival from St-Etienne three years ago.
The defender was immediately shipped out on loan to his former club before undergoing some temporary stints with Nice and Marseille.
The Frenchman enjoyed plenty of success in Marseille last term and even earned an international call-up.
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But he seems keen to honour his Emirates contract as he recently revealed he wants to show his "true face" at Arsenal.
Saliba said: "I belong to Arsenal, I still have two years left. I will be back with Arsenal.
"I have played zero matches and I still want to show them my true face and have the chance to play for these fans and this great club.
"But it doesn’t just depend on me. In any case, to leave like this, would be a shame."
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