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AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini is Arsenal’s number one target speaking of midfielders this summer, but in order to sign him, they’ll need to fight off strong interests coming from Juventus.

According to reports, the Serie A champions are also willing to pay the £26m release clause in Pellegrini’s contract, meaning the player could have a big decision to make.

Roma are still hoping that the Italian international will put pen to paper on a new contract extension and commit his fate to the club, but they will be powerless to stop him leaving if hie release clause in his current contract is met.

The North Londoners have reportedly held talks about signing the 21-year-old but they have not yet submitted an official bid.

If the Gunners don’t act quickly, they could find themselves being gazumped by Juventus, who would offer the midfielder the chance to remain in his homeland, rather than having to move to the UK to join Arsenal.

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