Agent of William Saliba posts cryptic message, after reported Spurs bid

El Bilal Toure of Mali battles for possession with William Saliba of France during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup group E match between Mali and France at Gdynia Stadium on May 31, 2019 in...

William Saliba is linked to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

William Saliba of France reacts as he is substituted with an injury during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup group E match between Mali and France at Gdynia Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Gdynia,...

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a late attempt to hijack an Arsenal transfer.

According to BBC Sport, Spurs are challenging their North London rivals for the signing of William Saliba.

The 18-year-old was reportedly headed to Arsenal in a £27 million deal but Tottenham are seemingly trying to scupper that plan.

The news of Mauricio Pochettino's apparent interest broke on Friday and the agent of the Saint-Etienne defender swiftly posted a cryptic photo on Instagram.

 

His agent uploaded a picture of the 'at' symbol accompanied by an hour glass emoji.

It isn't immediately obvious what the gesture means but, considering it came after Tottenham's reported bid, it could well be linked.

This could be devastating for Arsenal if he ends up with the Lilywhites.

It's already been a dreadful summer for the Gunners in terms of transfers, with the 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli representing their only signing so far.

And being pipped to Saliba, by Tottenham no less, would be a new low.

William Saliba of Saint-Etienne during the Ligue 1 match between Saint-Etienne and Montpellier at Stade Geoffroy Guichard on May 10, 2019 in Saint-Etienne, France.

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