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Arsenal in talks to send William Saliba out on loan

Arsenal are reportedly open to sending William Saliba out on loan (Getty Images)

Rennes have made a late approach to sign William Saliba on loan from Arsenal, according to reports in France.

Saliba, who was signed in a £28 million deal from Saint-Etienne, began training with Arsenal in July but has not yet made his first-team debut for the Gunners.

The 19-year-old was left out of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool on Thursday evening as Mikel Arteta’s side beat the Premier League champions on penalties.

According to Ouest-France, Rennes are now in talks with Arsenal over a potential loan deal for Saliba which would see him return to France for another campaign.

Saliba spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne before joining up with Arsenal.

Ouest-France report that Arsenal would be open to sending Saliba out on loan, while the defender could gain vital experience with Rennes as they have reached the Champions League group stage and are looking to build on last season’s third-place finish in Ligue 1.

William Saliba is yet to make his first-team debut for Arsenal (Getty Images)

Arteta, meanwhile, explained after Arsenal’s win over Liverpool that…