Arsenal & Tottenham make offers to agent as London duo battle to sign £26.7m star

By on June 12, 2019

Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal and Tottenham are linked with Lorenzo Pellegrini…

Arsenal and Tottenham have put forward proposals to the agent of Lorenzo Pellegrini as the north London duo battle to sign the £26.7m AS Roma midfielder, according to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.

Pellegrini came through the youth ranks at Roma and after spending two years at Sossuolo he moved back to the Stadio Olimpico in 2017 and has developed into one of the brightest midfielders in Italian football.

The 22-year-old is now a vital first team player as he made 33 appearances last season despite being sidelined through injury and he’s also made his mark at international level having earned 10 caps for the Italian national team.

Pellegrini’s impressive form has alerted a number clubs with journalist Nicolo Schira claiming that Arsenal and Tottenham are keen to lure the midfielder to England while AC Milan and Inter Milan have also expressed their interest in keeping him in Serie A.

However, it looks like the north London duo are pushing hardest as Schira – who works for Gazzetta dello Sport – claims both Arsenal and Tottenham have been in touch with Pellegrini’s agent to put forward proposals.

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Roma are desperate to keep hold of the player and Schira says they are hoping to agree a new contract that will remove his £26.7m [€30m] release clause and the Serie A outfit will sweeten the deal by offering him the vice-captaincy if he stays.

Schira tweeted the news in Italian. Here is a translation:

The #Roma works with the renewal of Lorenzo #Pellegrini: objective to remove the clause from 30 million (payable in 2 tranche of 15) on the plate also the role of vice-captain. Meanwhile his agent–after the calls of #Inter e #Milan–received proposals from #Arsenal and #Tottenham

We’ll have to see if Roma are able to persuade him to sign a new deal but offers from England are sure to tempt the midfielder and I think Pellegrini would be a solid signing for Arsenal or Tottenham if one of them could lure him to England.

Unai Emery is gearing-up for a busy summer as he needs to overhaul his Arsenal squad after they finished fifth last season and he’s in the market for another midfielder after Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer.

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Mauricio Pochettino could also be after a new midfielder as Christian Eriksen has hinted he’d like a new challenge this summer so the Tottenham boss could be eyeing Pellegrini as a replacement.

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