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Gunners interested in Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini


This summer looks to be an eventful one at the Stadio Olimpico, with Roma willing to sell their young star in order to land Bryan Cristante.

Roma starlet Lorenzo Pellegrini has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal in the coming transfer window, and while Arsenal is not prepared to shell out £27 million [€30m/$35m] to meet Pellegrini’s release clause, they will try to tempt Roma into selling with a bid worth around £22m according to Goal.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been a key part of the side that battled through to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017-18. Within the move to revamp the Roma squad ahead of the coming season, Pellegrini might be on the verge of a switch to the Premier League.

Juventus are also interested in Pellegrini and his current contract contains a £26m release clause. So his exit could be utilized at the Stadio Olimpico to fund the arrival of Bryan Cristante, the Atalanta and Italy midfielder who made his debut aged just 16 for Milan.

The 33-year-old would be accessible for roughly €30m, with Pellegrini and Kevin Strootman largely tipped to leave the Serie A club.