Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to reports in Italy.
The 22-year-old has a €30m (£27m) release clause, and the Giallorossi are trying to negotiate a contract to remove the buyout fee.
Supporters on Twitter are not sure if Pellegrini would be the right fit for the Gunners:
He would be better than praet i think
— Philo (@bphilo_) 11 June 2019
Typical Arsenal. Getting linked with everyone.
— Anirudh #TeamAustralia (@Tactician04) 11 June 2019
just get praet lorenzo aint coming
— Bern (@dkdlwm_dnjs) 11 June 2019
Fake news again
— Phat Stiles (@phatgreen) 11 June 2019
— 🙃🙂เป็นตัวเรา🙂🙃 (@NutPu_AFC) 11 June 2019
They shouldn’t go for him. I’ve watched him a couple of times now and he is not really good to be at Arsenal
— Machismo 😎 (@qophie_kekeli) 11 June 2019
Yeah, 30mil by installments; we can afford 15m for now, not 30m at once hence he’s within affordable range.
— Gunnarsson (@premsikka19) 11 June 2019
Pellegrini made 33 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring four goals and providing seven assists.
The Italian can play in a number of positions, including as a holding midfield player, in central midfield, as well as a number 10.
With that being the case, Arsenal may be considering Pellegrini as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who will join Juventus this summer.
Much may depend, though, on whether Roma can agree a new contract with the Italian international. If the release clause is removed, it would likely rule out the Gunners from making a move for the player.