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Arsenal and Manchester United are ready to battle it out over the signing of £27m-rated Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to reports in Italy via the Express.
Pellegrini is a product of the Roma youth system and after spending two years at Sossuolo, he sealed a move back to the Stadio Olimpico in 2017 and has developed in to one of the brightest talents in Italian football.
The 22-year-old is now a regular in Eusebia Di Francesco’s side and has also made his mark at international level having earned 7 caps for Italy so far, and Pellegrini’s potential has caught the attention of clubs here in England.
The Express are citing a report from Il Messaggero that claims Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs to have expressed an interest in signing Pellegrini after being alerted to his very reasonable £27m release clause.
United have got their season back on track since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager and Old Trafford chiefs are ready to invest in the squad as they look to make the Manchester giants a competitive force once again.
Arsenal are in the market for midfield reinforcements as Aaron Ramsey will leave the Emirates when his contract expires at the end of the season and it seems Pellegrini has been identified as a potential replacement.