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Arsenal join the race to sign £27m Roma midfielder Pellegrini

Arsenal are interested in signing in-demand Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The Italian international is interesting several clubs across Europe, including the likes of Tottenham, Inter Milan and AC Milan,

The 22-year-old currently has a release clause of £27m, though Roma are desperate to negotiate a new contract as they bid to keep him in the Italian capital.

According to the Mirror, Arsenal have now joined the race for Pellegrini as they look to strengthen their midfield options.

Aaron Ramsey’s decision to leave the club for Juventus will see boss Unai Emery seek a high-quality replacement for the Welshman, with the Roma star emerging as a key target.

Arsenal‘s failure to secure Champions League qualification will see Emery’s transfer budget restricted to around £40m this summer, though the possibility of paying Pellegrini’s release clause over instalments makes him a possibility to move to the Emirates.

With Roma looking to remove the clause in his contract, Arsenal must move quickly if they are to secure a deal for the highly-rated midfielder.

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