Arsenal interested in Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini

Lorenzo Pellegrini
Image: Lorenzo Pellegrini is attracting interest from Arsenal and Juventus

Arsenal are interested in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to Sky in Italy.

The 21-year-old scored three goals in 37 appearances last season as Roma finished third in Serie A and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Juventus are also interested in Pellegrini, whose current contract contains a £26m release clause.

Sky in Italy also understands Roma are likely to target Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante as a replacement for Pellegrini if he leaves the club.

Bryan Cristante of Atalanta BC in action during the serie A match between Atalanta BC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on January 21, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy
Image: Roma will target a move for Atalanta's Bryan Cristante if Pellegrini leaves the club

Pellegrini has been capped three times by Italy and featured in the 1-1 friendly draw with England at Wembley in March.

Arsenal also remain interested in Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri following the appointment of new head coach Unai Emery, according to Sky sources.

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Seri has an agreement with his club allowing him to leave if an offer comes in of £35m or above.

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