Lorenzo Pellegrini’s contract at AS Roma expires in 2022 and despite attracting interest from other clubs, Gazzetta dello Sport reported in December the midfielder is expected to sign an extension in 2020.
According to FcInterNews, the 23-year-old’s contract talks haven’t taken off and he’s drawing attention from elsewhere, including from Arsenal.
It’s claimed the Gunners have been ‘monitoring him for some time’, but the north London club will face competition to sign the Italy international.
The website adds the player’s entourage has re-established contacts with AC Milan and Inter Milan, and Pellegrini can leave his current employer in the summer, if interested clubs trigger his €30m release clause, payable in two instalments.
Milan, who are in the market for a new midfielder, are vigilant about Pellegrini. Inter view the Roma player as a market opportunity, but he isn’t a priority for them.
FcInterNews states that Pellegrini could soon sign an extension at Roma, if the club’s expected new owners (with a deal expected to go through in the coming weeks) get everything together. If not, then it’s worth keeping an eye on where he could end up in the summer, with Arsenal being one of the clubs looking at him.